Category Archives: Lives of Women

Second Blush by Molly Peacock (168)

I love books of poetry. And this book did not disappoint. I had a good time reading it during this long family day weekend. What better way to spend a long weekend than reading! This is a poetry book that … Continue reading

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This is Not my Life by Diane Schoemperlen (148)

This is a memoir of love, prison and other complications. It is a book that will keep you reading and reading until the last page. For almost six turbulent years, award-winning writer Diane Schoemperlen was involved with a prison inmate … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Life: The Margaret Laurence Lectures (112)

This is a great book about the 25th anniversary of the Lecture Series. It brings the best writers and everything that they say is necessary for a writer’s life. Some of the stories are humorous. Others are more serious. But … Continue reading

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In-Between Days by Teva Harrison (62)

This is one of the most memorable memoirs I ever read!  It is a book that will make you laugh and cry. But in the end, it will empower you. This book is a frank exploration of being diagnosed with … Continue reading

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Why Be Happy When You Could be Normal? (34)

This is a wonderful novel by Jeanette Winterson!  She is a bestselling author and published a much-loved novel entitled Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit. This novel is a story about a quest to be happy. Who doesn’t want to … Continue reading

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A Bunch of Pretty Things I did not Buy (112)

This is a unique book with an important message, given our consumer culture. We should stop shopping so much and try to strike a balance between buying nothing and hoarding and cluttering our homes and life with relatively ugly stuff. … Continue reading

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All Our Sisters (107)

All Our Sisters Stories of Homeless Women in Canada By Susan Scott This is a sad yet realistic book about homeless women in Canada. We may not think that we have as much of a problem with homeless people as … Continue reading

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