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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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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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Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, Robin Sloan HarperCollins, 288 pages ISBN 9781443415781 Clay Jannon is out of work.  It’s 2008, and the San Francisco area is already overflowing with unemployed web designers.  Competition is fierce for the few available jobs in … Continue reading

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By Chance by Martin Corrick

By Chance, Martin Corrick Random House, 229 pages ISBN 9780375508134 On a winter afternoon somewhere in England, James Watson Bolsover is sitting on a bench waiting for a ferry.  It’s a quiet day, and there isn’t much to see other … Continue reading

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Arthur & George by Julian Barnes

Arthur & George, Julian Barnes Random House Canada, 357 pages ISBN 0679314172 Sometimes, despite the most conscientious of choices, a life can become derailed.  George, for example, studied hard throughout his childhood, graduated from law school, and found a position … Continue reading

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The Custodian of Paradise by Wayne Johnston

The Custodian of Paradise, Wayne Johnston Knopf Canada, 510 pages ISBN 9780676978155 Sheilagh Fielding is an unmistakeable presence in St. John’s, Newfoundland.  Six foot three and beautiful, she winds her way into all of the city’s nooks and crannies and … Continue reading

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Changing Heaven by Jane Urquhart

Changing Heaven, Jane Urquhart McClelland & Stewart, 258 pages ISBN 0771086636   Ann Frear can still remember when she first discovered the magic of Wuthering Heights.  It was a stormy September afternoon – a hurricane, actually – and eleven year-old … Continue reading

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