Category Archives: Author from Newfoundland

Because of You by Terri-Lynn Penney (116)

This is a memoir of loss and longing. It is a memoir that is all too common sadly among mother and daughter relationships. It is one of the most complex dynamics in families. The cover grabbed my attention right away. … Continue reading

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From the Island of Newfoundland: Saltwater Mittens by Christine Legrow and Shirley A. Scott (164)

This is a book all about mittens and how Newfoundland prizes itself on mittens. There are many reasons for this. One of which is the very cold weather on the East Coast in the winter. But more than that, the … Continue reading

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The Widows of Paradise Bay by Jill Sooley (105)

This story is so true to life it will make you feel cringe in places and laugh in others. It is fast paced, funny yet heartbreak will draw you in and make you care about characters as real as your … Continue reading

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Galore by Michael Crummey (87)

This is a treat of a story by a Canadian author who is as wonderful as he is great. His writing is a nice red glass wine beside the fireplace on a cold winter’s night. This novel is sprawling and … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Flowers By Jon Arno Lawson and Sydney Smith (63)

This is a picture book like no other than I have ever read. And readers of my blog know that I read and review a LOT of picture books for kids. This picture book is unique in that the story … Continue reading

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Newfoundland: Journey into a lost nation by Michael Crummey and Greg Locke (62)

This is another book by Michael Crummey!  I decided to go on a Crummey binge….LOL.  I just love his writing.  It is so melodic and it could pass for music lyrics. This book is no different. It is about Newfoundland–a … Continue reading

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After Many Years L. M. Montgomery (58)

This book is a special collector’s item.  If you are a L. M. Montgomery fan, like I am, this book is a must read and must have in your library. L. M. Montgomery had a thrilling writing career that included … Continue reading

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My Canada: An Illustrated Atlas (228)

This is an endearing book for kids that is informative and inspiring. And it is just in time for our 150th Birthday! This is a book that all readers, even adults, will learn a lot about the different provinces in … Continue reading

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Today I Learned It Was You By Edward Riche (212)

This is another story that is right out of my genre reading. However, it is a book that was recommended to me by one of the librarians. So, I decided to try it out, and I was very happy I … Continue reading

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The Town That Drowned by Riel Nason (85)

This is a novel the likes of which I never read. There are so many different emotions that I had while reading it. I always like to read books in a genre that I am not used to in order … Continue reading

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