Category Archives: Lives of girls

Women Talking by Miriam Toews (146)

I am blown away by the breath, depth, and marvelous stories of Canadian writers. And this book by Miriam Toews is no exception. She writes with wit and warmth. She also acutely demonstrates the role of humor when rendering the … Continue reading

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Girl Positive by Tatiana Fraser and Caia Hagel (135)

This is a wonderfully book about how unique and beautiful each girl is in her own right. There is no need for any of us to complain and to keep hoping we were someone else who is skinny or beautiful–in … Continue reading

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Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro (78)

This is a classic by Alice Munro.  I took out the book recently again to re-read it again. I just love Munro’s writing, and even after re-reading it yet again I can see why people absolutely love her work. This … Continue reading

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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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Alone in the Classroom by Elizabeth Hay (34)

This is a great story by a writer from Ottawa.  I have been very unaware of this author until now. I have recently picked up a book by this writer, and I will be reading as many of her books … Continue reading

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Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined by Danielle Younge-Ullman (17)

I never read anything by Danielle Younge-Ullman.  I was surprised to feel so connected to her characters and the place. When seventeen year old Ingrid Burke arrives at Peak Wilderness Camp, it is not what she is expecting. For starters, … Continue reading

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Summer Days, Starry Nights by Vikki VanSickle (178)

This is a wonderful story about summer too.  Little did I think I would have it ready to review.  But I just finished it! Reenie loves everything about her family’s summer resort but even she has to admit that things … Continue reading

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Shrewd by Elizabeth Renzetti (159)

This is a wry and closely observed look at the lives of women and girls. It is an honest and brave examination of our lives. It is a book that will make you laugh and cry, depending on where you … Continue reading

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The Pain Eater by Beth Goobie (122)

Wow, I was sick with the flu last week. For the first 3 days I did nothing but slept. But then I started reading. Although I didn’t feel like doing anything else out of bed, reading became somewhat of a … 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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