Category Archives: Memoir

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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25. My Reading Life (Pat Conroy)

“The novels I’ve loved will live inside me forever” In preparation for my trip south to Myrtle Beach, I thought that I would brush up on my knowledge of a Southern writer.  Pat Conroy is best know for his book … Continue reading

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17. Twelve Years a Slave (Solomon Northup)

Solomon Northup was a free man in 1840’s New York.  He was married and supported his family including 3 children.  Looking to make some additional money, he joined 2 men playing his violin and woke up to discover he had been captured. … Continue reading

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13. Books for Living (Will Schwalbe)

“People who write books generally read books, and most books carry with them the traces of some of the hundreds or thousands of books the writer read before attempting the one at hand”. Clearly, I love books.  I read them. … Continue reading

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7. Up Ghost River (Edmund Metatawabin)

Up Ghost river is a harrowing, yet hopeful, memoir of a strong man haunted by the shadows of the notorious St. Anne’s Residential School.  Edmund Metatawabin was enrolled in this school in the early 1950s at the age of seven. … Continue reading

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5. The Reason You Walk (Wab Kinew)

“We have a choice in life – we can choose how we are going to behave.  We can determine whether we reflect the good around us or lose ourselves in the darkness”. The Reason You Walk is a memoir written … Continue reading

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102. One Native Life (Richard Wagamese)

“I have always wanted to write.  There isn’t a time I can recall when I didn’t carry the desire to frame things, order things upon a page, sort them out, make sense of them.  But learning to write was a … Continue reading

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