Category Archives: Memoir

9. Love Lives Here (Amanda Jette Knox)

Wow!!  What a loving family. I am thankful that they were willing to share their story, their challenges, their knowledge and their love with others. The author, Amanda, endured struggles in her teens – with bullying, alcohol.  She got treatment, … Continue reading

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Book Club Chat with Jesse Thistle

At a time when connection is a challenge, our book club enjoyed a thought-provoking “zoom” chat with Canada Reads, long-listed, author and professor, Jesse Thistle, this evening.  We appreciated his time, his humour, his honesty and openness as he shared … Continue reading

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7. We Have Always Been Here (Samra Habib)

For anyone who has been following this blog, you will know that I am a HUGE fan of Canada Reads!  It is an amazing celebration of Canadian authors as 5 defenders sit around a table in the CBC studio and … Continue reading

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2. From the Ashes (Jesse Thistle)

The hardships and lessons in From the Ashes linger in my mind.  The book was a brutally honest account of the generational devastation of an Metis family impacted by the lasting effects of colonialism.  Jesse and his brothers were abandoned … Continue reading

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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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