Category Archives: Lives of Women

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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Fierce Women Who Shaped Canada by Lisa Dalrymple (136)

This is a wonderful book about seven important women who have made and shaped Canada the place that it is. These women were brave, courageous and fierce–the exact traits that make women great at any time. This book is written … 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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The Hole: a Novel by Hye-Young Pyun (45)

This is a novel that gave me nightmares for a few days.  It isn’t the type of book that I usually read.  However, the cover of the book intrigued me. I will include it with this review. This is a … 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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