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Book review: The Strays by Emily Bitto

“More than thirty years later, the scars still sleep on my wrists.” I seem to really love fiction relating to art and artists and The Strays, by Emily Bitto, was no exception. I loved the story, I loved the language, … Continue reading

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Book review: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Manhattan Beach is about Anna, a young woman who works in the Naval Shipyard factories and who is determined to become a diver, an idea that is laughable to the men in charge  (this is during the WWII era, when … Continue reading

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Book review: The Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

At the end of December, I read and was utterly delighted by Hazel Gaynor’s The Cottingley Secret. I was so utterly charmed by the story that I immediately looked for more books by Gaynor. The Last Christmas in Paris was … Continue reading

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Book review: Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

As a Maritimer (someone from the small eastern provinces), Anne of Green Gables was a pretty big part of my childhood. I was lucky enough to be the right age to enjoy the original TV series (1985) with Megan Follows … Continue reading

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Book review: The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin

I love the idea of making resolutions, but I’ve never once succeeded at sticking to a resolution. Heck, I typically struggle with monthly or weekly goals. For years, I tried to set resolutions or monthly goals. I even tried bribing … Continue reading

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Book review – A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler

A Whole Life is a quiet story of a man’s life, from his early childhood to his last days. He, Egger, is one of those people whose life looks unremarkable, but feels extraordinary. Egger’s life is never easy and he … Continue reading

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Book review – The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert

The Children’s Home, which was part of my May #getaholdofyourshelf challenge, is an odd little book that left me a bit confused, but it’s also a fascinating and engrossing story. It starts off with a disfigured man living in an … Continue reading

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Book review – Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Exit West is a book that’s hard to review because it’s so many things layered and intertwined. It starts with Saeed and Nadia’s love story and uses this as a means to help navigate us through the changes they face … Continue reading

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Book review – Wildwood Imperium by Colin Meloy

Colin Meloy’s writing is delightful. It’s full of imagination and quiet beauty. You’ll find yourself letting out little guffaws now and then, as unexpected bits of humour and sarcasm sneak into the story (particularly when certain characters, like Septimus, are … Continue reading

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Book review – Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

I’ve read so many great books this year, so it feels weird to be posting a review that’s negative. March’s Novel Editions box included Behind Her Eyes. The one thing I knew about it was that people were raving about … Continue reading

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