Category Archives: Canadian

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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Joanna Goodman: The Home for Unwanted Girls Launch

It was terrific to be invited to Joanna Goodman’s launch of The Home for Unwanted Girls on Thursday.  Although it is a challenge to travel to Toronto during the week, Ben McNally Books provided a great setting for the author … Continue reading

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Jennifer Robson: Grimsby Author Series

At the risk of sounding like a stalker, the final night at the Grimsby Author Series was my third time at a Jennifer Robson event.  At each event, I have learned something new about her books and her writing process. … Continue reading

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Laurie Petrou: Grimsby Author Series

Sadly, the 2017-18 season of the wonderful Grimsby Author Series ended on Monday.  This is my third year participating and each evening is meticulously organized and a night to look forward to.  What could be better than an sold out … Continue reading

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37: Shrewed (Elizabeth Renzetti)

Returning from vacation, I was excited to stop by the library to find Shrewed: A Wry and Closely Observed Look at the Lives of Woman and Girls with my name on it.  I chuckled when I atttempted to check it … Continue reading

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