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Book Review | Room by Emma Donoghue

This is a difficult review to write. I could say that this book made me laugh and made me cry but that is hardly enough. The blend of emotions I felt while reading this cannot be put into the binary of happy-sad. 361 more words

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Larry's Party by Carol Shields

I’m 50 later this year and planning to have a small house party to mark the occasion.  I want the night to be special, obviously, but not pretentious or over complicated.  298 more words


Lieutenant - Kate Grenville

Kate Grenville’s Lieutenant is based on a true story about the first British colony in New South Wales.

The story begins in Portsmouth with the character of Daniel Rooke, and the history of his childhood. 478 more words

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Home - Marilynne Robinson

Book # 7b

Reviewer: Tall, Short, Tiny & a Pickle

The accolades for Marilynne Robinson’s Home are splashed across and inside the cover of the copy I borrowed from my local library. 952 more words


Jamrach's Menagerie

Carol Birch’s “Jamrach’s Menagerie” is a story about survival. Initially based in Victorian London it captures the economic survival of the working poor. Predominantly, it details survival of a whaling crew lost at sea after the destruction of their ship. 232 more words

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The Song Of Achilles

A review of the book by Madeline Miller.

Set in a time of gods and demons, myth and legend, monsters and heroes, Madeline presents us with the story of not one hero but two. 350 more words