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Sporadic Memories

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Sporadic Memories is an easy read. It is written poetically, which gives it justice. It begins the way it ends.Sporadic Memories is a novel about a lifestyle that needs to be read.
Paperback, 236 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Saga Books
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I agree with my wife, beautifully written. I was a bit sad thinking that I haven't done enough in my life outside of work after reading this book. I think I will retire for sure now!
May 19, 2009 Ali rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: on-my-table
I should have been the first one to rate my novel as I am so very proud of myself and my work!

I hope you enjoy(ed) it!?

Ali :)
Erma Odrach
This is not a novel in the normal sense of the word but a novel of poetry; it is about love and loss and about time and life. The apple on the cover symbolizes ecstasy, fertility, abundance and love, and when an apple tree is planted on pg. 160, it brings with it inspiration. I love the recipes that follow: apple pie, curried apple soup, apple butter and more. I even tried a couple (apple baked pancakes and apple jelly) and both were really good. Honest and engaging, this is a book from the hear ...more
I will admit that this book was hard to read at times. Even though I was prepared for that because of what the back of the book said I still had to put it down sometimes and take a breather. The way the main character feels about her partner is how I feel about my husband and I just kept thinking about how I would feel if he were to pass away.
Urenna Sander
Throughout the book, Ali Marsman’s writing invoked almost continuous, intense love and yearning. The person, who I presume passed, was much loved and revered. Some passages are beautifully written and heartfelt. The theme appeared to be apples, which is depicted on her book cover.

Apples have many symbolisms, but I think the symbols in Ali’s book are love, beauty, and remembrance. The apple tree represents immortality; the person will always be alive in their heart. There are several apple recip
I received this book from First Reads giveaway.

I thought this was a mediocre book. There were a few touching parts, but sometimes it seemed slightly amateur.
So, this book was not what I was expecting at all. And I have to admit that after reading the back cover, I was really not excited. That was the worst back cover writing I think I've ever read!
Now, the book itself read more like a poem. A very, very long poem. In some ways I liked this as it was unique and felt very melodious and peaceful, tranquil and soft, serene and soulful... However, the book/poem was truly about 100 pages too long. And I got a little tired of reading kind of the same thing
Tara bosch
i have known ali for a long time and this book i love so much that i couldnt put it down and when i was done reading it the first i had to read it again. he work is so great that it touches me keep up the great work ali my sista love ya
Written entirely in poetry the plot is elusive but the romance between these two artists is vividly and uniquely evoked. This is definitely an interesting book that paints a relationship rather than telling a story.
I throughly enjoyed the book, yes it was not your normal read but I loved the recipes and the women empowerment. It certainly reflecs the title and you just may sporadically read it! I can't wait for the next edition!!!
May 26, 2009 Jeanette rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: The world!!
This is an amazing book!! I recommend it to all! I know once you pick it up, you wont be able to put it down, magical words Ali, Keep the books coming! LOVE IT!!!!!!
I had an appreciation for life, but since reading this novel, even more so.
Beautifully written/inspiring and by a Canadian author!
Dec 26, 2010 Brad added it
My Mom always said, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."
Grace Brewster
I met the author. Such a creative soul!
A great read, I recommend to all:)
Mar 05, 2009 Jeanette rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!!
This is an amazing read. I recommend you read it, I can't wait for the next one to come out..............
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Ali Marsman was born in Nova Scotia in 1978; she spent twenty-five years living there, and now lives in British Columbia. Her first books sent her on a journey throughout Canada presenting motivational workshops and speeches, in schools, group homes, shelters, and within various other organizations and societies.

Ali has received many awards for her writing, and has been profiled in magazines, on
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