Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Hole: a Novel by Hye-Young Pyun (45)

This is a novel that gave me nightmares for a few days.  It isn’t the type of book that I usually read.  However, the cover of the book intrigued me. I will include it with this review. This is a … Continue reading

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The Power of Kindness: Why Empathy is Essential in Everyday Life by Brian Goldman (44)

When I saw this book on the new book shelf, I was intrigued. We all know the importance of kindness. And in many cases in life, only kindness really matters.  But can most of us be kind?  This book underlines … Continue reading

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Day Trips Around Toronto by John Barber (43)

Toronto has great parks, fabulous shopping and world-class cultural institutions. You can find them all on Toronto’s doorstep. Break away from the congestion, noise and mayhem of the big city and find adventure just beyond Toronto’s sprawl. here you will … Continue reading

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The Emissary by Yoko Tawada (42)

This is Yoko Tawada’s new novel!  It is a breathtakingly lighthearted meditation on mortality. After suffering a massive, irreparable disaster, Japan cuts itself off from the world. Children are born so weak they can barely walk. The only people with … Continue reading

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The Younger Next year Back Book by Chris Crowley and Jeremy James (41)

I am going to start the month with a few unique reads. This book is one of them. It is all about how to manage back pain. Since I struggle with back pain a lot myself, when I saw this book … Continue reading

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The Road Past Altamont by Gabrielle Roy (40)

This is the third and last book I recently read by Gabrielle Roy.  So, I will review it to complete my month’s of books reviewed. In this highly acclaimed story, Roy creates the unforgettable characters of Christine and her vibrant, … Continue reading

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Where Nests the Water Hen Gabrielle Roy (39)

This is another great book by Gabrielle Roy.  I took out a few from the library. And I have enjoyed reading all of them.  What a wonderful writer she is! This story is as pure as the lives of the … Continue reading

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Children of My Heart by Gabrielle Roy (38)

This is a great book!  Despite its small size, it is elegiac and graceful. It is also filled with homely wisdom that it overflows its pages. Gabrielle Roy is a wonderful writer and storyteller.  She is one of Canada’s truly … Continue reading

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Kings of the Yukon: A River Journey in Search of the Chinook by Adam Weymouth (37)

This is a great book about another destination that I may try to trudge to in my life time. The land is rugged and so quaint.  I just loves places that call out to me.  And this one does. There … Continue reading

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A Taste of Prince Edward Island by Chris Johns (36)

This is a guide to the people, places and food of Ontario’s favourite getaway.  After reading this book, I can see why it is one of our best getaways. This book portrays Prince Edward Island as a picturesque region of … Continue reading

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