Category Archives: History

One Hundred Years of Struggle by Joan Sangster (167)

This is a wonderful book about the history of women and the vote in Canada.  It is hard to believe that so much positive has changed for women.  But it sure did take a long time! The achievement of the … 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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Louis St. Laurent by J.W. Pickersgill (126)

This is a book about a great Canadian, Louis St. Laurent! I just love books about Canadian politics. Under St. Laurent’s government, confederation was completed and three major construction projects, the St. Lawrence Seaway, The Trans-Canada Highway, and a transcontinental … Continue reading

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To Hope and Back by Kathy Kacer (125)

The St. Louis, is a luxury liner. It leaves Germany in 1939, taking its almost one thousand passengers to a safe haven across the ocean. They will be making a fresh start in countries like Cuba and the United States, … Continue reading

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Lilac Moon by Sharon Butala (112)

I have recently started reading this author that I was completely unfamiliar with before.  I saw the books at my local library and they tweaked my attention immediately. I just love prairie authors. I have been trying to pick as … 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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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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