Category Archives: Family

The Road is How by Trevor Herriot (110)

I have been reading all the books by Trevor Herriot at my local library.  I discovered how great a writer he is. He explains the prairie flatlands so beautifully that I definitely want to visit very soon! This book is … Continue reading

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9 Lessons I learned from My Father by Dr. Murray Howe (107)

This is a wonderful book that reads like a memoir about a great hockey player: Gordie Howe. Murray was like a lot of sons of great hockey players or leaders in any human field of endeavour, he wanted to be … Continue reading

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The Widows of Paradise Bay by Jill Sooley (105)

This story is so true to life it will make you feel cringe in places and laugh in others. It is fast paced, funny yet heartbreak will draw you in and make you care about characters as real as your … Continue reading

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O C Daniel by Wesley King (20)

This is a wonderful middle grade novel that will keep younger and older kids reading until the book is complete. It is the first book that I know about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Kids who have this disease don’t want to talk … Continue reading

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Dust to Dust by Timothy Findley (19)

This is a book of wonderful stories that will capture any reader’s attention. It is written clearly but also with profound death and perspicacity. Dust is everywhere. But what is it? Is it the dust of death, blowing across a Mediterranean … Continue reading

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The Purple Swamp Hen by Penolope Lively (17)

This is a book of short stories that will keep the reader reading and transfixed to the pages of the book. I just loved these stories and will be reading and rereading them. In such acclaimed novels as The Photograph, … Continue reading

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