Category Archives: Emancipation

Children of My Heart by Gabrielle Roy (38)

This is a great book!  Despite its small size, it is elegiac and graceful. It is also filled with homely wisdom that it overflows its pages. Gabrielle Roy is a wonderful writer and storyteller.  She is one of Canada’s truly … Continue reading

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Natural Causes by Barbara Ehrenreich (170)

This book is a must-read if you are concerned about the new emphasis on physician-assisted suicide and the epidemic of fitness regimens despite the fact that we are the most obese and unhealthy in decades. This is a razor-sharp polemic, … Continue reading

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Don’t Let My Past Be Your Future by Harry Leslie Smith (147)

This is a wonderful book that is honest and poignant. It interweaves memoir and polemic in a call to arms.  The book is set in the Great Depression. Harry Leslie Smith is a great British stalwart. He is a survivor of the … Continue reading

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You are the Earth by David Suzuki (145)

This is another wonderful book by David Suzuki!  It is a book that will help kids know their world so that they can help make it better. Nature has a remarkable ability to heal itself, given half a chance. For … Continue reading

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What is Peace? (135)

This is a wonderful picture book about a topic that is very much not present with kids of all ages: and that is peace. Kids nowadays are surrounded with noise. They are just as distracted, if not more, than their … Continue reading

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I Hear She’s a Real Bitch by Jen Agg (130)

This is also a book for the Canadian Book Review mini-challenge March.  Thank you Melanie for setting up this challenge.  It moved me to read books that I never would have. The title of this book really struck me the … Continue reading

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Dance Gladys, Dance by Cassie Stocks (117)

This is a wonderful story that grabbed my attention because of the title!  I love books that are about dance, be they metaphorical, as this one is or real.  It brings me back to younger days when I was a … Continue reading

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The Perfection of the Morning by Sharon Butala (114)

This is a memoir-type book about her journey from a career in academe to the West with her new husband. She obviously made a lot of sacrifices. But I am sure there are still things that she misses about her … Continue reading

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The Garden of Eden by Sharon Butala (113)

Here is another book by Sharon Butala!  This one is a fictional book. It is written almost poetically. It is like a good meal, it has all the flavours and textures to make a delightful story. This is a sweeping, … Continue reading

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River in a Dry Land by Trevor Herriot (111)

This is the second book I read by Trevor Herriot.  I just love his writing, and this book didn’t disappoint either. Although it isn’t my favorite book written by him, this is my personal opinion of course, I really loved … Continue reading

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