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SHEDNOTES 120: The way we were, not long ago

The Shed enjoyed a book called Half Blood Blues, by Esi Edugyan, about a jazz band being hounded by the Nazis in Berlin for decadence in both music and racial tolerance. 123 more words

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Haunted by Hieronymus: - Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

An atmospheric look at music, memory and the lengths people go for art, recognition and survival, Esi Edugyan’s novel Half-Blood Blues… 501 more words


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). 659 more words

Read 2014

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

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