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What Love Is by Carrie Jenkins (101)

So many of us are always wondering about what love is. It is a true philosophical question in its own right. Love is one of those mystical things that can be very hard to explain. But when we are in … Continue reading

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Finding the Words by Jarred Bland (99)

This is a wonderful series of articles by Canadian writers about the writing life. In Finding the Words, thirty-one well-known writers share their deeply personal discoveries about writing. The stories are surprising and inspiring. These pieces explore home, exile, and … Continue reading

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The Chinese Violin (98)

This is a wonderful book about immigrants feel when they come into a new country to make a forever home. There is so much planning and turmoil that a family experiences. When Lin Lin and her father immigrated to Canada … Continue reading

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Simple Recipes (97)

Madeleine Thien is one of those writers that you can sit with a nice tall cup of coffee or mocha and just peruse page by page.  And that is precisely what I did over two weekends with two of her … Continue reading

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Certainty by Madeleine Thien (96)

This month, I have read two books by Madeleine Thien.  She is one of those writers that you can sit with a nice tall cup of coffee or mocha and just peruse page by page.  And that is precisely what … Continue reading

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Do Not Say We Have Nothing (95)

In Madeleine Thien’s masterful new work, she takes us inside two talented families of musicians in China and the lives of two entwined generations — those who weathered Mao’s Cultural Revolution, and their children who because the 1989 Tiananmen Square … Continue reading

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Li Bai’s Shadow-Book Review (94)

Li Bai’s Shadow By Lee J. Marvin This was an amazing read! Once I started, I couldn’t stop reading and pondering it. It is a book that I will read and probably re-read in time. The book is about a … Continue reading

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