Daily Archives: October 26, 2017

The Ghost Orchard by Helen Humphreys (70)

This is a fascinating journey into the secret history of an iconic food: the apple! This is a unique book with a unique topic.  It is so wonderful to read a book that is so fresh in topic and approach. … Continue reading

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After Tehran: A Life Reclaimed by Marina Nemat (69)

This book is a story of redemption after her previous book Prisoner of Tehran. In this book, Nemat provides the reader with a riveting account of her escape from Iran and her journey to Canada, via Hungry, with her new … Continue reading

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Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat (68)

This is a stunningly sad book. As I read the first few chapters, I couldn’t help but wonder why is it that we still tolerate such violence and suffering for Iranian women.  This book is a story of amazing courage … Continue reading

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Wherever I Find Myself: Stories of Immigrant Women by Miriam Matejova (67)

When I was in my library about a month ago, this title struck me.  I just loved it because it is a slogan for all women at one or more points in their lives. And as I started reading this … Continue reading

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Laura Secord by Terry Barber (66)

This is a wonderful book for kids about Laura Secord.  It is in the acts of Courage series, and I think it fits our Canadian book review challenge for October quite well. As a matter of fact, the four books … Continue reading

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