Author Archives: AYearOfBooksBlog

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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Kim Thuy: The FOLD festival

What a fantastic weekend at the FOLD (Festival of Literary Diversity) Festival.  Attending sessions on Friday and Sunday, it is great to know that the remaining events will be available on audible soon.  The volunteers led by Jael Richardson did … Continue reading

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Heather Tucker: Book Club

Book club is aways a great evening, sharing books with a great group of friends but this month we were lucky to have a special guest join us.  After enjoying The Clay Girl, one of our members (thank you Shannon) … Continue reading

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41. The Clay Girl (Heather Tucker)

Every once and a while, a book that is unknown and that comes with no pre-conceived expectations blows me away.  The Clay Girl is an amazing story, sadly disturbing yet hopeful.  It is a book that I will continue to … Continue reading

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40. Fruit (Brian Francis)

Listening to Fruit was like a walk back through the 1980s.  Set in Sarnia, I would have missed this 2004 novel if it were not for my goal of completing the 100 Novels that Make You Proud to Be Canadian … Continue reading

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39. Sister of Mine (Laurie Petrou)

Thank you to Harper Collins for sharing a review copy of Sister of Mine for an honest review.   Sister of Mine is a book that should be read in one sitting.  It is a page turner and it is … Continue reading

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