Monthly Archives: December 2016

Certainty by Madeleine Thien (120)

This month, I have read two books by Madeleine Thien.  She is one of those writers that you can sit with a nice tall cup of coffee or mocha and just peruse page by page.  And that is precisely what … Continue reading

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Simple Recipes by Madeleine Thien (119)

This month, I have read two books by Madeleine Thien.  She is one of those writers that you can sit with a nice tall cup of coffee or mocha and just peruse page by page.  And that is precisely what … Continue reading

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Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among us by Robert D. Hare (118)

This is an important book about the reality of sociopaths in our midst.  They may be disguised as people without feeling and empathy. But there is so much more that is disturbing about them. This book will tell the reader … Continue reading

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Good Medicine by Philip Hebert (117)

This is a wonderful nonfiction book about the art of ethical care in Canada.  Given our culture of death and euthanasia, it can be difficult to maintain our values as Canadians. This book discusses all the ethics that are involved … Continue reading

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The Heart Does Break by George Bowering and Jean Baird (116)

This is a wonderful book about Canadian writers on grief and mourning. When Jean Baird’s daughter, Bronwyn, died suddenly, Baird turned to books to try to make some sort of sense out of a loss that was inconceivable. Most books … Continue reading

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Fifth Son by Barbara Fradkin (115)

This book is an Inspector Green Mystery! This is a story that makes you wonder if it is murder or suicide until the very end. And even then I had a few questions… Answering whether it is murder or suicide … Continue reading

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The Surprising Lives of Small-Town Doctors by Dr. Paul Dhillon (114)

This book is a compilation of stories from Rural Canadian doctors. They write about how to practise in small towns and how to serve the people. When rural doctors and patients get together, stories abound. when rural doctors get together … Continue reading

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