Category Archives: Memoir

32. Flat Broke with Two Goats (Jennifer McGaha)

I love to “read” audio books when I am driving and the library has a great selection to borrow from.  At the top of the listing was Flat Broke with Two Goats:  A Memoir of Appalachia telling the story of … Continue reading

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31. Heart Berries (Terese Marie Mailhot)

Heart Berries is a tragic, raw story chronicling a young, indigenous woman’s journey through a dysfunctional childhood and her own tragic experiences prior to her diagnosis with post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disease.  She bravely shares the trauma and abuse … Continue reading

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20. Born a Crime (Trevor Noah)

Born a Crime is a best selling collection of 18 essays written by Trevor Noah, comedian and host of the Daily Show.  His first book describes his childhood and experiences born during apartheid and growing up in the early days … Continue reading

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18. Feeding my Mother (Jann Arden)

“I can’t imagine how maddening it must be for her.  I mean, I get so anxious I feel like crying most of the time.  The disease is taking me over too, even with the help I have.  None of that … Continue reading

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17. I Am, I Am, I Am (Maggie O’Farrell)

I Am, I Am, I Am is a collection of short stories based on the authors near-death experiences which I had seen on the Goodreads Giveaway site (sadly I did not win but was able to borrow it from the … Continue reading

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14. Precious Cargo (Craig Davidson)

Precious Cargo had been sitting on my shelf since I met Craig Davidson at the Grimsby Author Series in November 2016.  I picked it up again when I met Craig at the One Book One Brant Event in April 2017 … Continue reading

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13. The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning (Margareta Magnusson)

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family of a Lifetime of Clutter is a simple guide to cleaning house and ensuring your family does not inherit a house of clutter, junk and memories … Continue reading

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4. Forgiveness: A Gift from my Grandparents (Mark Sakamoto)

One of the many wonderful things about Canada Reads is that it encourages Canadian’s to read books… books that you might not normally come across, books that make us think, books that we can debate and books that change us! … Continue reading

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40. Juliet’s Answer (Glenn Dixon)

Juliet’s Answer:  One Man’s Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak is the heartwarming account of Glenn Dixon‘s struggles in relationships and his search for love.  This memoir will be featured at the 2017-18 Grimsby Author Series, in the … Continue reading

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32. Lion (Saroo Brierley)

It is hard to believe that 5 year old Saroo Brierley  could survive lost in the crowded streets of Calcutta.  Somehow, this brave boy not only survived but recalled landmarks as he searched for his home via google maps many years later from … Continue reading

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