Category Archives: Coming of age story

His Whole Life by Elizabeth Hay (35)

This is Elizabeth Hay’s arresting new novel.  It is a masterpiece of storytelling and emotional insight. It starts with a simple boy story who wants a dog. Then the story picks up and leads the reader into a rich and … Continue reading

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The Girl in Saskatoon by Sharon Butala (119)

I love any story by Sharon Butala.  She is a native of Saskatchewan. And she lives and breathes the stories that she writes. This is a nonfiction book about friendship, memory, and murder. So, it is a story that will … Continue reading

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Listen to the Squawking Chicken by Elaine Lui (39)

This is a wonderful memoir-type of book about the complicated relationship between mother and daughter. When Elaine was growing up, her mother told her Why do you need prepare for the good things to happen? They’re good. They won’t hurt … Continue reading

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Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety By Ann Y. K. Choi (191)

The title of this novel really intrigued me. So, when I saw it on the shelf of my library, I decided to read it. Mary, named Yu-Rhee at birth, is a Korean girl growing up with her brother above her … Continue reading

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