Author Archives: AYearOfBooksBlog

59. Tell (Frances Itani)

This summer, the County of Brant library hosted a literary bingo filling the squares with Canadian authors.  Although I did not complete the card (since I was so busy reading through the provinces and territories with my Cross Canada Challenge), … Continue reading

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58. The Love of a Good Woman (Alice Munro)

Everyone so often, I take the time to read some short stories.  For 8 days this summer, I started my day with one story from Alice Munro’s The Love of a Good Woman.  Munro writes about ordinary women, doing ordinary … Continue reading

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57. The Outlander (Gil Adamson)

As I read my way through a Cross-Canada Reading challenge, The Outlander (not the version with the hot Scottish guy and his time travelling wife which I have also read), was my choice based in Alberta.  It is also from … Continue reading

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56. Girl in Snow (Danya Kukafka)

Thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada who shared an advance reader’s copy of Girl in Snow through a Goodreads Giveaway!  It is always such a special treat to win an ARC and read it before it is published! My … Continue reading

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55. Rilla of Ingleside (L.M. Montgomery)

As my readers know, I am a lifelong fan of Anne of Green Gables.  I have enjoyed the hijinks of initial book many times.   Rilla of Ingleside is the eighth and last book of the series and does not … Continue reading

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54. Keeper’n Me (Richard Wagamese)

“See the important thing about our stories isn’t so much the listening, it’s the time  you spend thinking about them.  There’s lots of traditional thinking buried deep within each story and the longer you spend thinking about it the more … Continue reading

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51 – 53. The Plainsong Trilogy (Kent Haruf)

  After reading Our Souls at Night, I had been searching for a copy of Plainsong to start the Plainsong trilogy which included Plainsong (book #51), Eventide (#52) and Benediction (#53) which were on my shelf.   This author had … Continue reading

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50. Kit’s Law (Donna Morrissey)

Desolate, devastating and resilient are words that describe both the struggling characters and the rough terrain of Newfoundland of Kit’s Law.  This strong writing remains with the reader long after the book is closed with a reader puzzling how other … Continue reading

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49. The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes (Bridget Canning)

Greetings readers!  I am back after a summer hiatus and will spend the next couple of weeks catching up on book reviews for all the great books that I have read over the summer.  It has been an exciting literary … Continue reading

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Share the Peace and Love Today

  It is hard to understand the hate and intolerance happening in the world but this video needs to be watched and shared widely.  It will bring tears to your eyes and is a beautiful rendition by Pentatonix of Imagine … Continue reading

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