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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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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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The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

The Interestings, Meg Wolitzer Riverhead Books, 468 pages ISBN 9781594488399 Summer camp gives kids the chance to try out a brand-new identity with new friends in a new place, if only for a week or two before returning home. For … 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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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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1982 by Jian Ghomeshi, with bonus Moxy Fruvous video

1982, Jian Ghomeshi Penguin, 284 pages ISBN 9780670066483   1982 was a pretty important year: Ronald Reagan was shot, the Falklands War happened, Canada repatriated the constitution, the Commodore computer was released, it was early days of the New Wave … Continue reading

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The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce Bond Street Books, 320 pages ISBN 9780385677691 Ever since Harold Fry retired, one day seems to blend into the next.  He wakes up in his southern English village, showers, shaves, gets dressed, … Continue reading

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