Author Archives: AYearOfBooksBlog

48. Marilla of Green Gables (Sarah McCoy)

As a lifelong fan of the Anne of Green Gables series (written by L.M. Montgomery), I was thrilled to receive an advanced reader copy of Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy.  Thank you to William Morrow Publishers and Harper … Continue reading

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47. One Story, One Song (Richard Wagamese)

“Stories build bridges to undiscovered countries – each other”. Richard Wagamese was a huge loss to #CanLit but his beautiful stories will endure and resonate.  It is not surprising that Joseph Boyden described him as a “national treasure”.  One Story, … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day 2018

As we celebrate Canada’s 151st birthday, it is time to reflect on some great reading!  We have an amazing collection of Canadian authors to discover and enjoy.  My perennial favourites include: Medicine Walk by the late Richard Wagamese.  I have … Continue reading

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46, 49 and 51: Emily of New Moon Series (L.M. Montgomery)

The Emily of New Moon series is a sweet and delightful collection of books by L.M. Montgomery.  It was a terrific discovery to listen to during my commutes over the last month.  Like the Anne of Green Gables series it is full … Continue reading

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45. Warlight (Michael Ondaatje)

Warlight describes the time following World War II through the eyes of Nathaniel, a man trying to figure out his life and reflecting back on his time as a fourteen year old boy.  He and his younger sister, Rachel, had … Continue reading

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44. Love and Ruin (Paula McLain)

For lovers of historical fiction, Love and Ruin is a terrific book that not only keeps you turning pages but necessitates google searches to learn more about Martha Gellhorn, her writing and her tempestuous relationship with Ernest Hemingway.  If you … Continue reading

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43. Dance, Gladys, Dance (Cassie Stocks)

As followers are well aware, I LOVE Canada Reads.  I love the lead up to the event, reading books from the long list, reading ALL the books from the short-list,  following the event and best of all attending this literary … Continue reading

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42. Vi (Kim Thuy)

Life has been busy and although I have been reading, I have been slow to finish my blog posts.  As fan of Kim Thuy, since devouring her debut book, Ru, I pre-ordered her latest book, Vi in preparation for meeting … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day – 2018

  It is time to celebrate Mother’s Day!   It is a beautiful spring day to celebrate and appreciate our mothers! I know that I am thankful for a great Mom who has not only supported me but is and … Continue reading

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Tanya Talaga: Fold Festival

“As long as there is action, there is hope”. On Sunday the Fold Festival started with breakfast, singing and important discussion about Tanya Talaga’s  book, Seven Fallen Feathers which investigated the stories and the suspicious circumstances surrounding the deaths of … Continue reading

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