Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Deception of Livvy Higgs by Donna Morrissey (28)

Although I read this book almost two weeks ago now, it still lingers in my imagination like a wonderful film or novel.  Morrissey shows herself to be one of the greatest storytellers in Canada. The novel is hauntingly honest and … Continue reading

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Tell it to the Trees by Anitarau Badmami (26)

This is among the most wonderful novels I read this year….and I read a LOT of books! What a treat by a Canadian author from Montreal, Canada! This is a tense, heart-filled story about family life set in an Indian … Continue reading

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Lives of the Saints By Nino Ricci (25)

I love to read books about lives of the saints. And this one is no exception. The book chronicles the life of Vittorio Innocente.  It is set in Valle del Sole, a village nestles in the folds of the Italian … Continue reading

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Keturah & Lord Death by Martine Leavitt (24)

This book shows Martine Leavitt at her best as a writer and story-teller.  The story is spell-binding and mesmerizing, a book teens won’t be able to put down until they have read the book from beginning to end. Keturah is … Continue reading

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Tom Finder by Martine Leavitt (23)

This is a riveting story about a 15-year-old teenager, Tom. He is on the run and lives on the streets on his own. He learns to live by his wits. But more than that, he learns about how strong he … Continue reading

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Heck Superhero (22)

How can a superhero get himself into trouble and find himself without a home, skipping school and stealing from his best friend? So much can happen to teens ever day.  There’s peer pressure and all the dangers of living on … Continue reading

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Caillou Leans to Recycle (21)

This is a GREAT nonfiction picture book for kids 3 and up about the importance of recycling. We all have to take a role in keeping our planet clean and pollution-free.  So, it is best for kids to learn how … Continue reading

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Finding Peace (20)

Since September 11, 2001, we’ve been living in fear, vulnerability and uncertainty. It’s like we all lost our innocence in a sense and haven’t been able to regain it. Our peace of mind and heart has been shattered forever. So,w … Continue reading

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Becoming Human (19)

This book contains the 1998 Massey Lectures which were commissioned by the CBC and the University of Toronto. Jean Vanier has made slight corrections and additions to the text in order to bring more clarity. They were initially called “From … Continue reading

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The Educated Imagination (18)

This is one of Frye’s most informal books on The Educated Imagination.  It’s the easiest introduction to his theories of literature and literary education. There are many benefits to the study of literature. However, one of the most important benefits is … Continue reading

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