Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Procrastinator’s Guide to Retirement (17)

Many people worry about their retirement. Some are anxious because they don’t know if they will have enough money to live on. Others wonder what they will do with their spare time. This can be a very difficult transitional time … Continue reading

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The Maple Leaf Forever: A Celebration of Canadian Symbols (16)

This lavishly illustrated book features perhaps the most compelling collection ever assembled of objects depicting Canada’s three most enduring National symbols: the maple leaf, the beaver, and the Mountie. From the beginning of Canada’s recorded history, individuals governments and businesses … Continue reading

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Hard Light (15)

This is a wonderful book on life in Labrador and Newfoundland. We learn how basic, yet how great life was half a century ago on the East Coast. Here is a world of hard toil and cold weather. The stories … Continue reading

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The Fleece Era (14)

This book by Joanna Lilley captures life in the Northern climates of Canada. It is colder in winter and darker in that there isn’t as much daylight in winter. However, it is a warm and inviting place where relationships matter … Continue reading

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A Page From the Wonders of Life on Earth (13)

This book of poems by Stephanie Bolster takes us into troubled places, such as prisons, museums, and the lost natural world. To be human, animal and other are in the air. In this book, we encounter zoos, aviaries, botanical gardens, … Continue reading

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The Good News About Armageddon (12)

What an intriguing title to this book! The title certainly propelled me to take the book out to read for the Canadian Book Review Challenge. This book is a unique compilation of poetry. Some pieces are angry. Others are passionate … Continue reading

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The Canadian Hiker’s and Backpacker’s Handbook (11)

This is a great book for summer hikers and campers. It is how-to guide for hitting the trails, coast to coast. In his latest handbook, this award-winning naturalist and bestselling author Benn Gadd offers up the best advice for more … Continue reading

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In the Slender Margin (10)

This is a wonderful book about a difficult topic that is fitting for our time in medicine. On May 31st, 2016, in Ontario, Bill C-14, the euthanasia and assisted suicide bill has been passed.  So, we need to be vigilant about matters of … Continue reading

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The Piano Maker (9)

This is a wonderful book that will transport you to a unique world where everything seems rather simple and serene. On a winter day in 1933, Helene Giroux arrives in a small town on the French shore of Nova Scotia. … Continue reading

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When We Were Young (8)

This is a wonderful collection of Canadian Stories selected and Introduced by Stuart McLean. It is a must read for all Canadian readers as it is so enchanting and it takes one back to a time way back–well at least … Continue reading

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