Category Archives: Historical Fiction

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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36. The Nightingale (Kristin Hannah)

The Nightingale is a compelling audiobook which is well-narrated and a detailed depiction of a horrendous part of world history.  The story follows the experience of two French sisters, Isabelle and Vianne, fighting to survive during World War II.  Their strength, resilience and bravery … Continue reading

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Lynne Kutsukake: Grimsby Author Series

It is hard to believe that the 2016-17 season of the Grimsby Author Series is over!  The season has been full of amazing authors, great reading and wonderful introductions, not to mention the wine and snacks.  It is certainly worth … Continue reading

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23. The Translation of Love (Lynne Kutsukake)

In preparation for the final Grimsby Author Series event of the 2016-17 season, I immersed myself in The Translation of Love during a long trip home from vacation in Myrtle Beach.  It is a beautiful novel set in Japan during the American post-WW2 occupation.  Despite the … Continue reading

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Charlie Lovett: The Moveable Feast Event

“The epigram sums up what the book is about, to save and preserve the past” The weather was a bit cool but we enjoyed the Southern hospitality during our March Break trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  The kids still had fun … Continue reading

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98. The Witches of New York (Ami McKay)

“Let that be a lesson to you” her mother had said wagging her finger at her daughter.  “Those who use magic to find what they seek, may not always like what they find.” After meeting Ami McKay at the Grimsby … Continue reading

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