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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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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 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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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 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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