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The Age of Hope by David Bergen

The Age of Hope, David Bergen HarperCollins, 287 pages ISBN 9781443411363   When Hope Plett was growing up in rural Manitoba during the 1930s and 1940s, she didn’t expect an extraordinary life.  She was pretty without being beautiful, smart without … Continue reading

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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley Doubleday Canada, 292 pages ISBN 9780385665827 Flavia de Luce is not your typical eleven-year old girl.  She lives in a country house outside the village of Bishop’s Lacey with her … Continue reading

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Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

Brooklyn, Colm Toibin Scribner, 262 pages ISBN 0771085362 It’s the early 1950s in Enniscorthy, Ireland, and quiet, unassuming Eilis Lacey is having difficulties starting her adult life.  She lives at home with her mother and sister, and hasn’t been able … Continue reading

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