Category Archives: Historical Fiction

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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94. The Wonder (Emma Donoghue)

The Wonder has been short-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize this year and I have been looking forward to reading it since meeting Emma Donoghue at the Grimsby Author series in September.  I found the topic of fasting girls was unique and … Continue reading

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93. The Velvet Hours (Alyson Richman)

After reading The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman for book club last January, I was pleased to find an audio copy of her newest book through my local library.  I love reading historical fiction that includes some real life characters and … Continue reading

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88. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)

“He had given me the power of one – one idea, one heart, one mind, one plan, one determination” October’s book club theme was South Africa.   The book selected was the Power of One, the first novel written by Bryce Courtenay … Continue reading

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Steven Price – Grimsby Author Series

Last night was the opening night of the 15th season of the fabulous Grimsby Author Series.  The room was filled to capacity with an audience eager to hear the readings of Steven Price and Emma Donoghue, the first 2 authors of the 2016-17 … Continue reading

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