Category Archives: Memoir

Son of a Critch by Mark Critch (113)

This is a funny and yet inspiring memoir about one gentleman who was raised in Newfoundland in the 1980s. He believed that his upbringing was unique, in a strange way that resembled being brought up in the 1960s where everyone … Continue reading

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Summer of the Horse by Donna Kane (102)

This is a memoir about a person who just loves the country life and horses. It is a wonderful story about one person’s absolute love of this wonderful, wonderous animal. It is one thing for a person to love horses, … Continue reading

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Brave: by Rose McGowan (129)

This is a book for this month’s Canadian Book Review Challenge.  It is a book about one woman’s courage in the face of all the inauthenticity of Hollywood’s glam world.  This book is such a testament to how a strong … Continue reading

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A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett (13)

This is a memoir written by a Canadian who fled to other places of the world from her rural Canada because she was curious about the world. The memoir retraces Amanda’s footsteps as she travels trough imperiled and dangerous countries … Continue reading

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The Vintage Book of Canadian Memoirs by George Fetherling (239)

I am SO glad that I picked up this book from my local library. It is one of these books that I will treasure for a long time and it makes the Canadian Book Review Challenge even more exciting for … Continue reading

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A Deepening Life by Joan Grundy (220)

This is a memoir-type book about how disheartening it is to watch a parent with Alzheimer’s grow more and more distanced from us. It can be so painful; yet, many graces and lessons can be learned, as Joan Grundy has … 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 Debt to Pleasure (87)

This  a memoir that I truly love because it relates the story of his life through his most basic and sublime of human passions: food! John Lanchester is an Englishman of indeterminate age whose spiritual home has always been France. … 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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Always a Silver Lining (123)

This is a book about Keith Culliton. He is an important figure here in Stratford where I live. He just recently retired from politics last year and he has been missed on the Stratford City Council. Keith Culliton founded a … Continue reading

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