Category Archives: Philosophical Issues

The Hidden Keys by Andre Alexis (161)

The title really struck me when I saw this title on our shelf at the local library.  There was something to the concept of hidden keys. And I am glad to say that the story didn’t disappoint at all as … Continue reading

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The Heart Does Break by George Bowering and Jean Baird (116)

This is a wonderful book about Canadian writers on grief and mourning. When Jean Baird’s daughter, Bronwyn, died suddenly, Baird turned to books to try to make some sort of sense out of a loss that was inconceivable. Most books … Continue reading

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i-Minds by Mari K Swingle (66)

This is a very important book for our time!  We seem to be plugged in all the time. Not only is it causing a lot of distractions and stress. But we are also rewiring our brains!  This is quite alarming … Continue reading

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Inward Journey (36)

This nonfiction book is a wonderful portrayal of one person’s inner journey through the use of art.  It is a wonderfully moving collage of paintings that made Lawren Harris. Lawren Harris (1885-1970) is among the most iconic of Canadian artists. … Continue reading

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Weight (35)

This is another Jeanette Winterson’s book!  It was just as great a read as the other books that I read by her this month. This is a novel with an Olympian theme. After the rebellion against the Olympians, Atlas, the … Continue reading

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The Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson (25)

This is a very engaging and electrifiying novel. It will keep the reader at the edge of his/her seat throughout the whole book until she reaches the end. This book became an instant bestseller in the UK, is award-winning Jeanette … Continue reading

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Fifteen Dogs (140)

This is a book that was part of our Evergreen Program at my local library. It is also a Scotia Bank Giller Prize Winner.  And after reading the book, I can see why. Andre Alexis does a splendid job writing … Continue reading

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