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Time for Change

Six months ago I wrote a post were I confessed to almost giving up on my writing career. I’m very happy to say that I didn’t give up. But I did start looking at other employment opportunities. Since I live in a small, rural town I didn’t dare dream that I would find a job […]

The Whaler’s Daughter

Full disclosure: this wonderful book was written by my equally wonderful friend and writing partner, Jerry Mikorenda. There’s no way I can objectively review The Whaler’s Daughter so I’m not even going to try. The cover speaks for itself (isn’t it beautiful?) and Jerry’s writing skill shines from the very first page. Instead, here’s the […]

The King of Jam Sandwiches

Eric Walters’ Governor General award winning book, The King of Jam Sandwiches, captured me from the first page to the last. I do yoga on a regular basis so I’m aware usually aware of my breath. But it wasn’t until I took the odd break from reading this heart-breaking middle grade novel that I realized […]

Alice Fleck’s Recipes for Disaster

I wanted to read this book the moment I saw the cover. I love to cook and bake and occasionally indulge in reality TV shows about people doing both. (The Great Canadian Baking Show and its model, The Great British Baking Show, are my favourites.) Alice Fleck’s Recipes for Disaster wasn’t exactly what I expected–let’s […]

The Shape of Thunder

I really didn’t think Jasmine Warga could top Other Words for Home. I’m happy to say I was wrong. The Shape of Thunder is a brave book that tackles gun violence and believing in the impossible. The story is told in alternating points of view from two best friends, Cora and Quinn. It starts almost […]

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