Category Archives: Fiction

33. The Two-Family House (Lynda Cohen Loigman)

It was a snowy night in 1947, Brooklyn.  Sister-in-law’s, Helen and Rose, are home alone with their children while their husbands are stranded on a business trip, due to the storm.  The two expectant mothers go into early labour and as they cannot … Continue reading

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28. Fifteen Dogs (Andre Alexis)

Fifteen Dogs has been a prolific winner, taking home the prize for the 2017 Canada Reads, the 2015 Giller Prize and the 2015 Rogers Trust Award.  After enjoying the final debate of Canada Reads and meeting Andre Alexis, I decided to … Continue reading

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26. The Best of Adam Sharp (Graeme Simsion)

After reading The Rose Project and The Rosie Effect, I was thrilled to receive an advanced reader copy of The Best of Adam Sharp by Australian author, Graeme Simsion.  Thank you to Harper Collins for this sneak preview and opportunity … Continue reading

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18. Faithful (Alice Hoffman)

This month my in-person book club has a theme of “Kim’s choice” (Kim a.k.a my friend and official photographer for the majority of my book event postings).  She was responsible to pick the book that we will discuss tomorrow and … Continue reading

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16. Optimists Die First (Susin Nielsen)

It is such a treat to win a book from the Goodreads Giveaway!  I entered in the contest for Optimists Die First thinking that my daughter might enjoy it.  After receiving it, I decided to read it for my CanadianContent … Continue reading

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15. Half Blood Blues (Esi Edugyan)

Half Blood Blues was the February group read book for the Goodreads Canadian Content group  in celebration of Black History Month.  This historical fiction novel is narrated by Sid, a jazz musician, as he reflects back fifty years to his days performing in … Continue reading

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Happy Family Day!!!

In Ontario, we are celebrating family day!  It is a holiday observed on the third Monday of February which began in 2008.  Even if you do not live in Ontario and are not lucky enough to enjoy a long weekend, … Continue reading

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11. Small Great Things (Jodi Picoult)

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way” (Revered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) Small Great Things was a book worth waiting for!  I heard Jodi Picoult speak in Toronto this past October but saved this book until … Continue reading

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9. A Jest of God (Margaret Laurence)

As a highschool student, I am not sure that I appreciated reading The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence.  I missed the depth and the character development of Hagar, only understanding and reflecting the story when reading it for the second … Continue reading

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4. Extraordinary (David Gilmour)

“I also knew that if things went as planned, these were the final chapters, the final paragraphs, the final sentences I would ever get from her”. The book Extraordinary is truly extraordinary!  It is unique, almost lyrical, difficult to put down … Continue reading

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