Daily Archives: September 13, 2019

Sydney Bellingham’s Canada By William Hesler (33)

This is a unique book about Canada around the 1800’s.  It is an honest yet concise historical account of the main cities in Canada around that time. Sydney Bellingham came to Canada in 1824 from Ireland, alone, at the age … Continue reading

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Girls Need Not Apply by Kelly S. Thompson (32)

This is a sad book about the Armed Forces. I had no idea that things were still so oppressive for women. Patriarchy is still taking a hold in different careers. Yet, this is an inspiring story about a female captain … Continue reading

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Borderline by Allan Stratton (31)

This is a compelling coming of age story about acceptance and fear. It is wrapped in a fascinating adventure/thriller/mystery. All these elements are shaking mightily in this novel. When the FBI descends in a whirlwind of Sami Sabiri’s home, Sami … Continue reading

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Chicken Girl by Heather Smith (30)

This is a young adult fiction story that I really enjoyed. It is about how hard life can be for a teenager, and how teens can cope. It is a good story for our time, given that there is so … Continue reading

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