Category Archives: Canadian

Claire Cameron: Grimsby Author Series

The Last Neanderthal was not only an entertaining story but encourages a reader to reconsider the experiences of living 40,000 years ago.  It helps to reconsider history and understand new discoveries following the sequencing of neanderthal DNA in 2010.  Readers … Continue reading

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Linden MacIntyre: Grimsby Author Series

“Every atrocity creates ripples that travel through time and space”. Linden MacIntyre’s visited the Grimsby Author Series for the third time, in November, to talk about his latest novel, The Only Cafe.  He is the author of 7 books including … Continue reading

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Alison Pick: Grimsby Author Series

“Fiction is about empathy, about imagining ourselves in a different world”. The November session of the Grimsby Author Series included novelist and poet, Alison Pick.  She joined to  speak about her latest book, Strangers with the Same Dream.  Described by … Continue reading

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Roz Nay: Different Drummer Books

As I catch up on author event posts from 2017, I can’t forget an eventing spent with Roz Nay and Robin Harding at the charming Different Drummer Books in Burlington.  The two West Coast authors complimented each other and the … Continue reading

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Jennifer Robson: Bell City Author Series

In January, the Brantford Public Library began the Bell City Author Series with a fabulous evening with Jennifer Robson.  After previously meeting her in Burlington (May 2017) and learning about Goodnight from London, I was thrilled that she spent most of … Continue reading

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15. Granta Canada 141 (Autumn 2017)

What is Granta you might ask?  It is the “magazine of new writing”.  Their website describes that “each themed issue of Granta turns the attention of the world’s best writers on to one aspect of the way we live now”.  Founded … Continue reading

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14. Precious Cargo (Craig Davidson)

Precious Cargo had been sitting on my shelf since I met Craig Davidson at the Grimsby Author Series in November 2016.  I picked it up again when I met Craig at the One Book One Brant Event in April 2017 … Continue reading

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12. Suzanne (Anais Barbeau-Lavalette)

Suzanne was a beautifully written, creative fictional story of the author’s maternal grandmother.  She researched, imagined and pieced together a life lost to her family.  She wrote the story trying to recreate her grandmother’s life after discovering a selection of … Continue reading

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10. Fallen Feathers (Tanya Talaga)

As part of the Canada Reads 2018 long-list, Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City is truly an eye-opening account of racism and the terrible loss of 7 indigenous young adults.  These deaths occurred between 2000 … Continue reading

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9. The Book of Eve (Constance Beresford-Howe)

In a time of #metoo, as the media highlights far too many stories of abuse, misogyny and inappropriate behaviour, it is interesting to read a book first published in 1973 and reflect that, in many ways, not much has changed. … Continue reading

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