Category Archives: Canadian

59. Tell (Frances Itani)

This summer, the County of Brant library hosted a literary bingo filling the squares with Canadian authors.  Although I did not complete the card (since I was so busy reading through the provinces and territories with my Cross Canada Challenge), … Continue reading

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58. The Love of a Good Woman (Alice Munro)

Everyone so often, I take the time to read some short stories.  For 8 days this summer, I started my day with one story from Alice Munro’s The Love of a Good Woman.  Munro writes about ordinary women, doing ordinary … Continue reading

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55. Rilla of Ingleside (L.M. Montgomery)

As my readers know, I am a lifelong fan of Anne of Green Gables.  I have enjoyed the hijinks of initial book many times.   Rilla of Ingleside is the eighth and last book of the series and does not … Continue reading

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54. Keeper’n Me (Richard Wagamese)

“See the important thing about our stories isn’t so much the listening, it’s the time  you spend thinking about them.  There’s lots of traditional thinking buried deep within each story and the longer you spend thinking about it the more … Continue reading

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50. Kit’s Law (Donna Morrissey)

Desolate, devastating and resilient are words that describe both the struggling characters and the rough terrain of Newfoundland of Kit’s Law.  This strong writing remains with the reader long after the book is closed with a reader puzzling how other … Continue reading

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49. The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes (Bridget Canning)

Greetings readers!  I am back after a summer hiatus and will spend the next couple of weeks catching up on book reviews for all the great books that I have read over the summer.  It has been an exciting literary … Continue reading

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Celebrate Canada with 150 Books!

What a better way to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial than reading some great CanLit suggested by a few authors, my family and friends from the Canadian Content Goodreads group?  It was a difficult task to narrow down to one favourite book … Continue reading

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47. The Underpainter (Jane Urquhart)

After reading Away and and advanced reader copy of A Number of Things written to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial , I was thrilled to meet the fascinating Jane Urquhart at the Hamilton Public Library event. After the event, I was keen to read another one … Continue reading

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Michael Kaan: Author Event

Different Drummer books in collaboration with East Plains Church, in Burlington, hosted a trio of authors on May 2nd including Michael Kaan, Jennifer Robson and Jamie Tennant.  I have been tardy in posting this review but am looking forward to … Continue reading

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Jane Urquhart (Hamilton Public Library Evening for Book Lovers)

“Had it not been for libraries, I would not be a writer” It was a pleasure to attend the 3rd Annual Evening for Book Lovers at the Hamilton Public Library on Friday.  A capacity crowd heard book recommendations from devoted … Continue reading

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