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58. Starlight (Richard Wagamese)

Thank you to Allie McHugh at Penguin Random House for sharing an advance reader copy of Starlight in exchange for an honest review.  I had been patiently waiting to learn more about Frank Starlight and understand what had happened after … Continue reading

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47. One Story, One Song (Richard Wagamese)

“Stories build bridges to undiscovered countries – each other”. Richard Wagamese was a huge loss to #CanLit but his beautiful stories will endure and resonate.  It is not surprising that Joseph Boyden described him as a “national treasure”.  One Story, … Continue reading

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54. Keeper’n Me (Richard Wagamese)

“See the important thing about our stories isn’t so much the listening, it’s the time  you spend thinking about them.  There’s lots of traditional thinking buried deep within each story and the longer you spend thinking about it the more … Continue reading

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30. for JOSHUA (Richard Wagamese)

A beautiful, honest and reflective voice was silenced this March but lives on through the amazing books published by Richard Wagamese.  His writing reflects his struggles with loneliness, belonging, alcoholism and homelessness.  I am sad that I will never get to meet this humble man who bravely shared his … Continue reading

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Loss of a Canadian Treasure: Richard Wagamese

“Some stories come in your blood.  They move beyond the telling or the showing and come to rest inside you.  Invade you.  Inhabit you.  Like there was a secret crevice in your being that it took the tale to fill.” … Continue reading

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114. Embers (Richard Wagamese)

Anyone who has been following my blog this year will know that I am a big fan of Richard Wagamese.  After reading The Medicine Walk, I could not wait to read more of his work including Indian Horse, Ragged Company and … 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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62. Ragged Company (Richard Wagamese)

“Some stories come your blood.  They move beyond the telling or the showing and come to rest inside you.  Invade you.  Inhabit you.  Like there was a secret crevice in your being that it took the tale to fill.  That … Continue reading

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52. Indian Horse (Richard Wagamese)

“Books had been my safe place all the time I’d been in the school and they still represented security, and whatever corner I huddled in to read was a safe one to me” After finishing The Medicine Walk by Richard … Continue reading

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45. Medicine Walk (Richard Wagamese)

“The wisest ones got taught more.  Our people.  Starlights.  We are meant to be teachers and storytellers.  They say nights like this bring them teachin’s and stories back and that’s when they oughta be passed on again” Medicine Walk, the … Continue reading

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