Remembering Larry Kwong

We at Five Rivers are saddened to hear of the death of Larry Kwong, the rocketing hockey legend who made NHL history by not only being a fabulous, albeit brief, player in the NHL, but who broke the colour barrier. Our condolences go out to Larry Kwong’s family and friends. For more information about Larry Kwong, read the excellent CBC article, or read the biography written by Paula Johanson.

Five Rivers Recommends: Good Books and Warm Drinks Part III

Hello, readers. Welcome to the weekend! You did a good job working your way to some nice free time, and we’re here to provide you with some options for your entertainment. Here at Five Rivers Publishing, we are a strong advocate for Canadian voices, so we think you’d appreciate a book about a sport about which Canadians’ voices are especially loud—hockey. We want you to build up your hockey-enthusiasm endurance for Hockey Night(s) in Canada,…

Stephen Hume at Vancouver Sun reviews King Kwong, by Paula Johanson

There’s an excellent review by Stephen Hume of Paula Johanson’s fascinating biography of hockey legend Larry Kwong in the August 4 edition of the Vancouver Sun.  King Kwong, book by Paula Johanson.  Photograph by: Handout Mention the China Clipper and football fans think of Calgary-born Normie Kwong, the hall-of-famer who won three consecutive Grey Cups with the Edmonton Eskimos. But for all his deserved accolades in football, in business and as Alberta’s lieutenant-governor — fellow footballers…

Five Rivers 5-Book Launch in Victoria, BC

On the hot summer’s day of  June 27th, authors Paula Johanson, Dave Duncan and Nowick Gray held a collaborative book launch for: Nowick Gray’s quintessential Northern mystery, Hunter’s Daughter   Paula Johanson’s biography, King Kwong: the China Clipper who broke the NHL colour barrier, released May 1st; and the newly revised and expanded edition of her fantasy, Tower in the Crooked Wood, released June 1st. Dave Duncan’s 50th book, the fantasy mystery, The Eye of…

Five from Five: Five Rivers’ Book Launch in Victoria BC

Please join us at 3:00 pm, Saturday, June 27th, at Royal Canadian Region Britannia Branch as Five Rivers launches five of our spring releases. It’s a chance to meet and greet (and get your book signed) by our authors: Paula Johanson, Dave Duncan and Nowick Gray.  At this book launch, we are proud to present: Nowick Gray’s quintessential Northern mystery, Hunter’s Daughter   Paula Johanson’s biography King Kwong: the China Clipper who broke the NHL…