Category Archives: Historical Fiction

89. Caroline: Little House Revisited (Sarah Miller)

Reading Caroline:  Little House Revisited was like a guilty pleasure.  It enabled me to revisit the lives of Charles, Caroline, Mary and Laura Ingalls as they travelled from the Little House in the Big Woods to Kansas in 1870.  As … Continue reading

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88. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane (Lisa See)

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane is my December book club pick.  My hold came available very quickly, from the library,  so I “read” it early (via audio book).  It is historical fiction set in the remote village of Yunnan … Continue reading

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81. Alias Grace (Margaret Atwood)

Alias Grace has been waiting on my bookshelf for a long time.  I am lucky to have signed copy after meeting Margaret Atwood this past November as she spoke about The Heart Goes Last.  She has been in the news … Continue reading

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76-77. Summer Reading Blitz # 3

76. The Town that Drowned (Riel Nason) As part of the Cross-Canada Summer Reading Challenge, The Town that Drowned was my choice from New Brunswick.  Described as a Young Adult novel it was a fictional story of a family impacted … Continue reading

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66. Manhattan Beach (Jennifer Egan)

Thank you to Simon and Schuster who sent a copy of Manhattan Beach through a Goodreads Giveaway!  It was fantastic to read an advance reader copy before it was on sale in stores! Manhattan Beach is a historical fiction novel … Continue reading

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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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57. The Outlander (Gil Adamson)

As I read my way through a Cross-Canada Reading challenge, The Outlander (not the version with the hot Scottish guy and his time travelling wife which I have also read), was my choice based in Alberta.  It is also from … 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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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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