Category Archives: Canadian

42. The Weekend Effect (Katrina Onstad)

The weekends always seem to disappear in a blur.  Hours pass running the kids to the pool, watching swim meets and getting organized for the busy week ahead.  Saturday and Sunday are packed full of activities with little time to, as … Continue reading

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Cross-Canada Reading Challenge

Canadians will be celebrating it’s 150 birthday on July 1st! It is a time to celebrate our beautiful country and what better way to acknowledge the greatness, the challenges, the landscape and the history than reading a book set or written by … Continue reading

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40. Juliet’s Answer (Glenn Dixon)

Juliet’s Answer:  One Man’s Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak is the heartwarming account of Glenn Dixon‘s struggles in relationships and his search for love.  This memoir will be featured at the 2017-18 Grimsby Author Series, in the … Continue reading

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Jennifer Robson: Author Event

It was inspiring to meet Jennifer Robson, in Burlington, on May 2nd.  She spoke of her latest novel, Goodnight from London at an event promoted by A Different Drummer Books as a fundraiser for a local church.  As a fan of … Continue reading

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39. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)

The Handmaid’s Tale was first published in 1985 yet has been making the news in 2017! This dystopic novel has not only become a TV series but has frequently been discussed in relation to the dangerous political situation in the United States.  It … Continue reading

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Katherena Vermette (FOLD Festival)

The Break was the one book that I think all Canadians should read (yet unfortunately, the sheer power of this book led it to being voted off first in the 2017 Canada Reads Debates).  It is not only artfully written … Continue reading

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Jamie Tennant: Author Event

Different Drummer books in collaboration with East Plains Church, in Burlington, hosted a trio of authors on Tuesday evening.  Many eager readers enjoyed the presentations of three authors with diverse books.  Jamie Tennant, author of The Captain of Kinnoull Hill, … Continue reading

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35. The Girl Who Was Saturday Night (Heather O’Neill)

The Girl Who Was Saturday Night tells the bleak stories of twins, Nicholas and Nousckha, who had spent their childhood being paraded on television programs by their famous father, Etienne.  They had grown up in the spotlight of his folksinging but without … Continue reading

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34. Home From the Vinyl Cafe: A Year of Stories (Stuart McLean)

Last year, our book club experienced challenges as we tried to find a “happy” book to share.  If only we had thought of reading a book from the Vinyl Cafe collection of short stories, we would have had a fun discussion! … Continue reading

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Novel Questions: Terry Fallis

If any of you have seen me driving alone and laughing out loud, I might have been listening to the podcasts of the award winning novelist, Terry Fallis.  Although I have enjoyed reading his books, they are also so fun to … Continue reading

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