Tag Archives: love and loss

Roost by Ali Bryan

Roost, Ali Bryan Freehand Books, 249 pages ISBN 9781554811373   Claudia lives in a house where every puzzle box is missing a piece, all the towels are frayed and the wallpaper border is curling at the edges.  Her kids, Wesley … Continue reading

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Let it Be by Chad Gayle

This is the third post in the three-part series dedicated to self-published and new authors.  Today, I’m reviewing Chad Gayle’s Let it Be.  You can visit Chad at http://chadgayle.com/let-it-be/   Let it Be, Chad Gayle Bracket Books, 135 pages ISBN 9780988661011 During … Continue reading

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Unless by Carol Shields

Unless, Carol Shields Random House Canada, 321 pages ISBN 0679311793 At forty-three, Reta Winters has settled into a groove of happy living. She lives in a big Ontario farmhouse with her doctor husband, their three daughters, and a greedy Golden … 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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Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively

Moon Tiger, Penelope Lively Grove Press, 208 pages ISBN 0802135331 Slowly, in a London hospital, the renowned historian Claudia Hampton lay dying of cancer.  She is in the last stages of the disease; her body has lost the ability to … 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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