Category Archives: Canada Reads

24. The Break (Katherena Vermette)

It is no secret that I am excited for the Canada Reads debates which start tomorrow!  I saved The Break for last since it was the book that I was most interested in reading.  It truly is the book that I … Continue reading

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Canada Reads Trailers

By this point, everyone knows that I am excited for the Canada Reads debates to start on Monday.  I am hoping to finish my reading over the weekend but in the meantime, am sharing the link to the trailers of … Continue reading

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Who is looking forward to Canada Reads?

Canada Reads is quickly approaching.  The CBC site has a lot of great content posted here and there is much discussion about the 5 books that are competing to be the one book that all Canadian’s should read. Which books have … Continue reading

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22. Nostalgia (M.G. Vassanji)

“In our bid to outpace age and defy death, we leap from one life into another, be it imperfectly, and hope fervently – in the manner of acknowledged sinners – that the past does not catch up with us.  But … Continue reading

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20. Company Town (Madeline Ashby)

As the 2017 Canada Reads debates approach, I will be reading all 5 books.  Company Town, by Madeline Ashby,  was the first of the contenders and being honest, if it were not for the debates, this would not typically be the kind … Continue reading

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Canada Reads 2017

What a great time of year for readers who have been waiting for the Canada Reads list to be announced!  This year’s theme is “What is the one book that Canadian’s need now”? Who is going to join me in … Continue reading

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77. Away (Jane Urquhart)

Away is the story of Esther who is reflecting on family history while she is losing her family homestead to the progress of a quarry.  The historic tale begins when an Irish girl named Mary discovers a sailor clinging to life … Continue reading

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52. Indian Horse (Richard Wagamese)

“Books had been my safe place all the time I’d been in the school and they still represented security, and whatever corner I huddled in to read was a safe one to me” After finishing The Medicine Walk by Richard … Continue reading

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Celebrating Canada’s Indigenous Writers Event

Joseph Boyden hosted an wonderful event to celebrate the writing of esteemed author’s Thomas King and Lee Maracle.  The event took place at the Toronto Reference Library’s Appel Salon and was certainly worth the trip to Toronto!  The event was … Continue reading

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38. And the Birds Rained Down (Jocelyne Saucier)

And the Birds Rained Down is a thought-provoking, reflective story of aging, autonomy and choice.  It shares the intimacy of friendship and the support necessary for living in the wilderness. The novel was originally written in French and then translated into English.  It was … Continue reading

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