Category Archives: Empowerment

Resilience by Lisa Lisson (82)

This is a book that is part memoir of loss and part personal empowerment for women.  I just love books that are as inspiring as this story. In 2007, all was going great for Lisa Lisson. She had married her … Continue reading

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She Dared: True Stories of Heroines, Scoundrels, and Renegades by Ed Butts (59)

History has often overlooked women.  Browse through any encyclopedia and it is obvious that the biographical sketches are overwhelmingly the stories of men.  It is as though women, with a few outstanding exceptions, have had relatively little to contribute in … Continue reading

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Montreal by Alan Hustak and Johanne Norchet (53)

This is a wonderful collector’s book about Montreal! I was born in Montreal, and there is so much that I didn’t know about this wonderful city. I learned so much about the city. But I also learned how Montreal looked … Continue reading

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Learning to Yearn by Laurie Kenyon (47)

This is a wonderful book about how to overcome your deepest negative emotions and be able to thrive despite it. I know it sounds farfetched.  When I first learned about the book, I was wondering about it too. But then … Continue reading

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The Promise of Canada by Charlotte Gray (43)

This is a great book about 150 years of people and ideas that shaped our country. It is an educational book that can be read and re-read for many years to come. On Canada’s 150th celebrations comes a richly rewarding … Continue reading

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Miss Confederation: The Diary of Mercy Anne Coles by Christopher Moore (42)

Canada’s journey to confederation kicked off with a bang–or rather, a circus, a  civil war, a small fortune’s worth of champagne, and a lot of making love–in the old-fashioned sense. This book offers a rare look back, through a woman’s … 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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