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87. Outline (Rachel Cusk)

In preparation to read Transit (as part of my Giller short-list reading), I chose to read Outline, the the first book of what will be a trilogy.  It is a unique book, that reads like a series of linked short stories … Continue reading

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Ross Pennie: Book Club/Book Launch

This review has been pending since June when Ross Pennie launched his latest book, Beneath the Wake, to an enthusiastic, standing room only crowd in Ancaster.  It also includes further discussion from our book club in October when Ross joined us … Continue reading

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93. Transit (Rachel Cusk)

Transit was the 4th book from the Scotiabank Giller Prize short-list.  It is the second book in a trilogy including Outline which I reviewed recently.  I really wanted to enjoy this book but struggled to retain focus.  Every time that … Continue reading

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90. Bellevue Square (Michael Redhill)

As readers of this blog know, I am very excited about the Scotiabank Giller Prize event.  As part of my preparation for attending the Between the Pages Event  (held in Toronto November 6th), I have been reading through the short-listed … Continue reading

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Between the Pages Scotiabank Giller Prize Event

It was a fantastic evening with Rachel Cusk, Ed O’Loughlin, Michael Redhill, Eden Robinson and Michelle Winters at the Scotiabank Between the Pages Giller Prize event.  Koerner Hall was packed with book lovers, anxious to hear about the novels and … Continue reading

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Celebrate Canada with 150 Books!

What a better way to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial than reading some great CanLit suggested by a few authors, my family and friends from the Canadian Content Goodreads group?  It was a difficult task to narrow down to one favourite book … Continue reading

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Michael Kaan: Author Event

Different Drummer books in collaboration with East Plains Church, in Burlington, hosted a trio of authors on May 2nd including Michael Kaan, Jennifer Robson and Jamie Tennant.  I have been tardy in posting this review but am looking forward to … Continue reading

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Jennifer Robson: Author Event

It was inspiring to meet Jennifer Robson, in Burlington, on May 2nd.  She spoke of her latest novel, Goodnight from London at an event promoted by A Different Drummer Books as a fundraiser for a local church.  As a fan of … Continue reading

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Heather O’Neill: Hotel Dallavalle Author Series

“No child is a tale of abuse, they still have all this magic inside them” Niagara-on-the-Lake was a beautiful setting to meet Heather O’Neill at the Hotel Dallavalle Author Series.  Heather is the author of Lullabies for Little Criminals which was … Continue reading

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Craig Davidson: One Book One Brant

Cataract City was highlighted at the 12th annual One Book One Brant last Sunday.  This terrific event, hosted by the County of Brant Library, brought out eager readers from across Brantford and Brant County to listen to Craig Davidson talk … Continue reading

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