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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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I’ll Be Seeing You by Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan

I’ll Be Seeing You, Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan Harlequin Mira, 313 pages ISBN 9780778314950   It’s 1943, and Glory Whitehall doesn’t know how much more she can stand.  Robbie, her two year old son, is always into mischief, another … Continue reading

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The Matter with Morris by David Bergen

The Matter with Morris, David Bergen HarperCollins, 254 pages ISBN 9781554687756 Fifty-one year old Morris Schutt has created a beautiful life.  His insightful, funny writing has made him one of the most popular columnists at his Winnipeg newspaper.  He is … Continue reading

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

Where’d you Go, Bernadette, Maria Semple Little, Brown and Company, 326 pages ISBN 9780316204279 When Bernadette Fox graduated from architecture school, she established herself quite firmly as a genius of found materials. An abandoned bifocals factory, under Bernadette’s vision, became … Continue reading

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The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey Reagan Arthur Books, 386 pages ISBN 9780316175678 Jack couldn’t believe his eyes.  He woke early that morning, and it was barely light, but he knows what he saw.  A little girl was dashing between the … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes

I didn’t realize that it was possible to get the stomach flu twice in less than two weeks.  Apparently so, even on top of a terrible cold.  I’m very grateful for all of the kind wishes you sent and am … Continue reading

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A Matter of Life and Death or Something by Ben Stephenson

A Matter of Life and Death or Something, Ben Stephenson Douglas & McIntyre, 264 pages ISBN 1926812719 Arthur Williams is a ten year old boy who feels adrift in the universe.  He lives with his adoptive father, Simon, and they … Continue reading

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