Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Story of Canada by Janet Lunn, Christopher Moore (91)

This is an illustrated book for adults about the history of Canada right from the beginning of confederation. It is fitting, since we will turn 150 years old next year! From the Ice Age through to the present, The Story … Continue reading

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The Spawning Grounds by Gail Anderson-Dargatz (90)

This novel is very different from Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s initial books. It is a book that is beautifully fluid between past and present, the ordinary world and the world of the spirit, all of which are disordered by the human and … Continue reading

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A Recipe For Bees by Gail Anderson-Dargatz (89)

This author was part of the Stratford Writer’s Festival a week or so ago. I didn’t get to go, but I decided to read all of the books that these authors have written. That way, I could showcase this wonderful … Continue reading

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The Language of Secrets by Ausma Zehanat Khan (88)

I picked up this book because of the title mainly. Also, I am trying hard to expand my reading horizons this year. I am enjoying the process overall. This book is a fictional book that is not easily forgotten, despite … Continue reading

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The Debt to Pleasure (87)

ThisĀ  a memoir that I truly love because it relates the story of his life through his most basic and sublime of human passions: food! John Lanchester is an Englishman of indeterminate age whose spiritual home has always been France. … Continue reading

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My October, by Claire Holden Rothman (86)

This is a story about the Quebec that I remember as a child during the FLQ Crisis. There was so much upheaval and tumult. I was worried as were all my friends and neighbours. This story transported me back into … Continue reading

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The Town That Drowned by Riel Nason (85)

This is a novel the likes of which I never read. There are so many different emotions that I had while reading it. I always like to read books in a genre that I am not used to in order … Continue reading

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Life in Balance: A Fresher Approach to Eating by Donna Hay (84)

This is a wonderful book about how to eat right and how to create balance in our lives. Balance is necessary to feel happy and energized. This is especially the case when it comes to our kitchen which always seems … Continue reading

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Growing up Canadian: Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists (83)

This is a book about religion and global migration, with a specific focus on Canada. In today’s world, the consequences and context of people relocating from one place with which they are familiar and in which they are embedded to … Continue reading

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The Hunter and the Wild Girl – by Pauline Holdstock (82)

This is a haunting story about two outcasts who force an unlikely alliance. I usually don’t read stories like this. But I have made it a point this year to expand my horizons and read books that are outside of … Continue reading

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