Category Archives: Author from Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia by Alexa Thompson (201)

Well there all Canadian Book review readers and followers. I will try and hit 210 books reviewed here on my blog.  I have read well over 223 books this year.  It was my BEST year ever.  So, I will take … Continue reading

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Black Writers Matter by Whitney French (152)

This is a wonderful celebration of black writers who have graced our literary landscape over the years. Black writers are rarely represented fully in literary circles. But black writers matter. They write with heart and authenticity. This book showcases such … Continue reading

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Broken Pieces by Allison Lawlor (119)

This is a book about an orphan of the Halifax Explosion. Nothing seems sadder than being the only person who survives, especially if you are young and your parents and siblings are killed and you are left alone. One hundred … Continue reading

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Meet Viola Desmond by Elizabeth MacLeod (26)

This is an important eye-opening book for kids of all ages about Viola Desmond. She was an entrepreneur and trailblazer for racial equality in Canada. One rainy day in November 1946, Viola decided that she would not give up her … Continue reading

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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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Threading Light: Explorations in Loss and Poetry by Lorri Neilsen Glenn (153)

For this month’s mini-challenge with the Canadian Book Review Challenge, I picked up 4 books of poetry. It is so nice to delve into a bit of poetry, given that this is the national poetry month.  Thank you Melanie for … Continue reading

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