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Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

2/5 stars.
ebook, 288 pages.
Read from March 22 to April 13, 2014.

This book has been nominated and has won a variety of awards, to name a few: Man Booker Prize Nominee for Shortlist (2011), Orange Prize Nominee for Fiction Shortlist (2012), Scotiabank Giller Prize (2011). 658 more words

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Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

The 15th book on the Canada Reads Top 40 List is Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan.

First Impressions

This really wasn’t a book that I was interested in reading.. 473 more words

The Second Life of Samuel Tyne by Esi Edugyan

Author is mostly known for

  1. Her second novel – Half-Blood Blues, won the prestigious Canadian  Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2011 , and received shortlist honours for both the 2011 
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Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan



Half-Blood Blues follows the band members of the jazz band, the Hot-time Swingers, who are hanging out in Berlin and playing music. 737 more words

Canada Reads Competition 2014

The Canada Reads 2014 competition, led by Jian Ghomeshi, took place this week.  If you are interested, here is a quick sum-up.  The theme this year was to find the one book that could change Canada as a nation. 323 more words

Canadian Lit

Starting a book and pulling them in...

I’m pre-studying various novels as I prep for working on my own. In between research about the time and place, I’m digging through some of my to be read pile – and today I found a real treat. 241 more words


+/- Some Canada Reads Contenders

I had grand plans of reading all five Canada Reads contenders in advance of the debates this year. But since March is, uh, tomorrow, it’s looking like that’s not going to happen.   757 more words