Category Archives: Author from Southwestern Ontario

Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat (68)

This is a stunningly sad book. As I read the first few chapters, I couldn’t help but wonder why is it that we still tolerate such violence and suffering for Iranian women.  This book is a story of amazing courage … Continue reading

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No One Makes You Shop at Wal-Mart by Tom Slee (93)

This is a wonderful book for our culture and times when Wal-Mart is in every town and city across North America. They have a corner of the market. But many believe that they are just another boxed store that people … Continue reading

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Always a Silver Lining (123)

This is a book about Keith Culliton. He is an important figure here in Stratford where I live. He just recently retired from politics last year and he has been missed on the Stratford City Council. Keith Culliton founded a … Continue reading

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Chronic Daily Headache (115)

This is an important book by an author from London, Ontario.  He specializes in migraine relief. Brent Lucas administers a charity on headache education called Help for Headaches, which existed for over fifteen years now in London, Ontario. Help for … Continue reading

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Scribbling Women (84)

This is another unique book by Marthe Jocelyn, a writer from my home town here in Stratford, Ontario. This book features some true tales from astonishing women such as, Sei Shonagon, Margaret Cathchpole, Mary Hayden Russell, Harriet Ann Jacobs, Isabella Beeton, … Continue reading

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Ones and Twos (42)

Just when I thought I have exhausted my possibilities for finding a Canadian picture book writer from Stratford, Ontario, I found one!!! I was at my local library a few weeks ago, and I discovered Marthe Jocelyn’s books. She just … Continue reading

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Lives of Girls and Women (100)

Lives of Girls and Women Alice Munro This is a classic from a noble winning writer from southwest Ontario. It is a treasure to know that we can have such a great writer right here in our own backyards. This … Continue reading

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