Tag Archives: Canada

Pioneer Puppeteer

The Good Neighbor: The life and work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King. It would be a lie if I told you I’d been a fan of the Mr. Rogers program. If memory serves me correctly, my children and I … Continue reading

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The Redhaired Orphan

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery is one of my favorite novels. Just in time for the holidays, a new edition has been published by Penguin-Random House. There are many retellings of this wonderful story about Anne, the dreamy, … Continue reading

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Generations

The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields, is a Top 150 novel which made little sense to me. What really amazed me is that the novel won prestigious awards. This is a fictional story about a woman named Daisy who has … Continue reading

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Primate Connections

The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel is an unusual novel. I am unsure what to make of it. The novel consists of three interrelated stories. I thought the first two stories were quite bizarre, but the final story was … Continue reading

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Just Breathe

Otto and Etta and Russell and James by Emma Hooper is an intriguing story about life and love. I picked this one off the library shelf, read the cover, and thought it sounded interesting. It was! The story centers on … Continue reading

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Endurance

Maria Chapdelaine by Louis Hemon and W.H. Blake is another book I discovered while reading about Kerouac.  The author, Louis Hemon was born in France and educated in Paris.  Blake translated the book from its original French. This is a beautiful, … Continue reading

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Disasterous Schemes

Oranges and Sunshine by Margaret Humphreys chronicles the heartbreaking true story of 150,000 British children who, over the course of many years, were deported from England to Australia, Canada, Zimbabwe, and New Zealand without the permission or knowledge of their … Continue reading

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