Category Archives: Canadian lit.

Finding Me in France

Finding Me in France by Bobbi French Published:  2012 by Creative Publishers Source:  Purchased Reading Challenge:  Books on France 2013 Reading Challenge Bobbi French is leading a good life on the surface:  she is a successful psychiatrist, married to a … Continue reading

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Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted at Rose City Reader.  It’s really simple:  Share the first sentence of the book you are currently reading and what it means to you. My beginning this week is from The Emperor … Continue reading

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A Fine Balance and My Connection to Oprah

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry Published:  1995 by McClelland & Stewart Source:  Purchased   After pulling A Fine Balance off of my bookshelf to re-read it for the first time in many years, I am thrilled to say that it … Continue reading

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Madame Proust and the Kosher Kitchen — review and giveaway

Madame Proust and the Kosher Kitchen by Kate Taylor Published:  2003 by Anchor Canada Source:  Purchased     My favorite book of 2012.  Yes, it’s early to make that call, but I just loved loved loved this book.     Madame Proust and … Continue reading

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bibliosue’s bibliotherapy

So I’ve been off of the radar for about a week but I’m back! (did you miss me?) My day job has been driving me (more) crazy the last month or so and unfortunately it has meant that the last thing … Continue reading

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Half Blood Blues

Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan Published:  2011 by Serpent’s Tail Source:  Purchased at an independent bookstore  Paris, 1940.  Paris has fallen to the Nazis.  Anyone who can leave the city does.  A group of jazz musicians flee back to … Continue reading

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Far to Go by Alison Pick

Far to Go by Alison Pick Published:  2010 by House of Anansi Press/Harper Collins Canada Source:  Purchased   This novel begins with a prophetic sentence:  “I wish this were a happy story.”  Given that much of the narrative is set in … Continue reading

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Practical Jean by Trevor Cole

Practical Jean by Trevor Cole Published:  2010 by McClelland & Stewart Source:  Purchased   Jean Horemarsh is the kind of woman you wouldn’t normally notice.  She lives a quiet life in Kotemee, the town in which she was born and … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis

The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis Published:  2007 by McLelland & Stewart Source:  Purchased (the Canadian edition, eh?)   I’m a Canadian girl, and my one complaint about Canadian literature is that most of it is frankly quite depressing … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis

The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis Published:  2007 by McLelland & Stewart Source:  Purchased (the Canadian edition, eh?)   I’m a Canadian girl, and my one complaint about Canadian literature is that most of it is frankly quite depressing … Continue reading

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