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Every Happy Family by Dede Crane

Every Happy Family, Dede Crane Coteau Books, 247 pages ISBN 9781550505481 On Sunday mornings, Jill makes a large pot of coffee, calls her mother, and contemplates the change and stress that have crept into the household unnoticed. It’s clear that … Continue reading

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The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion HarperCollins, 324 pages ISBN 9781443422666 Genetics professor Don Tillman organizes his fridge around a seven-day preplanned supper rotation. He follows a rigid daily schedule, considers a Gore-Tex jacket perfectly acceptable attire for fine dining, and … Continue reading

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The Man in the Shed by Lloyd Jones

The Man in the Shed, Lloyd Jones Vintage Canada, 265 pages ISBN 9780307400338 Most fiction about family life examines the relationships between the characters and the particular culture that has developed over time. But what of the spaces in between … Continue reading

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Blood Sisters, Barbara & Stephanie Keating

Blood Sisters, Barbara & Stephanie Keating Vintage Books, 595 pages ISBN 9780099485148 Ever since the day that Hannah brought classmates Sarah and Camilla home for lunch at Langani Farm in the Kenya Highlands, the three girls have been inseparable. Their … Continue reading

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Daughters-in-Law, Joanna Trollope

Daughters-in-Law, Joanna Trollope Touchstone, 336 pages ISBN 9781451618389   Anthony and Rachel Brinkley have an enviable life.  Anthony still lives in the Suffolk farmhouse where he grew up, and turned his boyhood passion for sketching wildlife into a career as … Continue reading

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Gift from the Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Gift from the Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh Pantheon, 144 pages ISBN 9780679732419 Anne Morrow Lindbergh was a writer and aviator.  She was married to Charles Lindbergh, and together, they had six children.  Understandably exhausted from her busy life, Lindbergh travelled … Continue reading

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The Little Shadows by Marina Endicott

The Little Shadows, Marina Endicott Anchor Canada, 526 pages ISBN 9780385668934 When Aurora Avery was sixteen, she suddenly found herself in charge of her sisters.  Their father and baby brother had died, leaving their mother too distraught to cope.   Before … Continue reading

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