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5. Broken Man on a Halifax Pier (Lesley Choice)

Broken Man on a Halifax Pier was a quick read about a man, broken, jobless and behind in his rent, who meets a woman on the pier.  She is named Ramona and swoops into his life, pulling him out of … Continue reading

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4. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Agatha Christie) #readchristie2020

Agatha Christie is known as “the best selling novelist of all time” (from her website), publishing 66 books and 14 short story collections.  Over a billion copies have sold in English along with another billion in translation!  Her novels have … Continue reading

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3. The Cheese Trap (Barnard, Neal D)

I have to admit that I really did not want to read The Cheese Trap.  I did not want to learn that cheese is something I need to be wary of or limit.  I wanted to read about how delicious … Continue reading

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2. From the Ashes (Jesse Thistle)

The hardships and lessons in From the Ashes linger in my mind.  The book was a brutally honest account of the generational devastation of an Metis family impacted by the lasting effects of colonialism.  Jesse and his brothers were abandoned … Continue reading

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1. The Hour of the Fox

After reading Kurt Palka’s The Piano Maker, which was a 5 star rating for me, The Hour of the Fox was disappointing.   Although it was enjoyable and an easy read, it did not keep me engaged. I did enjoy reading … Continue reading

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2019 Review

Followers will realize that I have been delinquent in my posts for 2019.  I started of posting and meant to catch up but then life happened…  After taking a break, here is my list of 2019 reads. Have you read … Continue reading

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Michelle Obama – Becoming

Michelle Obama took to the stage in Toronto and shared a powerful message to 15000 (mostly) women!  It was an amazing evening, listening to Michelle speak about her book, Becoming, with my daughter, mom, sister in laws and friends!  Her … Continue reading

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Canada Reads – Finale

What an amazing day!!  What could be better than spending a great day with fellow book lovers including my daughter and friends at Canada Reads?  After a bit of panic with a delay on the highway, we made it to … Continue reading

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Canada Reads – Day 3

Canada Reads is down to the final two.  Both books are non-fiction and both tell harrowing tales, one of the horror of the Holocaust and the other the plight of a young refugee whose family had fled Iraq to the … Continue reading

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Canada Reads – Day 2

Day 2 was full of great discussion and I was sad to see Suzanne be voted off.  Although it was difficult to like the actions and decisions of Suzanne, it was a book that did move me to consider the … Continue reading

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