Author Archives: irenesroth

About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.

The Sea Was in their Blood by Quenin Casey (14)

This is a story about another author from the East Coast in Canada. It is another great read. The story is set in Wood Harbour, Nova Scotia.  It was a frigid night in February 2013 when the five young fishermen … Continue reading

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We’ll All be Burnt in our Beds Some Night by Joel Thomas Hynes (13)

This is a blackly comic and heart-rending odyssey. It is a story that will keep you reading until the next page. I am trying to read authors across Canada this year because it is part of our Canadian Book Review … Continue reading

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Adrift at Sea by Marsha Forchuk Skrypunch (12)

This is a picture book about a Vietnamese boy’s story of survival. It is a picture book like no other that I have read. It is meant to show children what refugees go through to come to a new home … Continue reading

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Sleeping in the Ground by Peter Robinson (11)

This is another story from an award-winning author in Toronto.  It is a story that will keep you engaged and reading until the end. Detective Superintendent Alan Banks is called in to lead the investigation after a shocking mass murder … Continue reading

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Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill (10)

This is a book by an award-winning and bestselling author. This story is a darkly comic literary thriller about a woman who fears for her sanity–and then her life when she learns that her Doppelganger has appeared in a local … Continue reading

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Beyond Soap by Dr. Sandy Skotnicki (9)

This book is shows us the real truth about what we are dong to our skin and how to fix it for a beautiful healthy glow. We all love to wear a LOT of make-up.  And most women literally buy … Continue reading

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Ru by Kim Thuy (8)

This is another great book by Kim Thuy! As a young girl, Ngugen An Tinh escapes Vietnam with her family, leaving behind her palatial home in Saigon, and the less tangible riches of her country: the ponds of lotus blossoms, … Continue reading

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