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Mary Lou's Brew
5.00
Mary Lou's Brew by Jennifer Craig
There is one of those Fate & Publishing stories behind this book, as I discovered when reading the author's acknowledgements. This very funny, ve
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Dec 03, 2014
Dec 04, 2014
 
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
3.71
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid

If you haven't read Mohsin Hamid yet, you are in for a master class in structure, from sentence structure to building characters complete with blocks

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Nov 14, 2013
Nov 16, 2013
 
The Longer I'm Prime Minister: Stephen Harper and Canada, 2006-
4.18
First a reader alert: do not read this book, The Longer I'm Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Canada 2006 just before sleeping. I usually love reading ...more
Sep 27, 2014
Oct 12, 2014
 
Saara's Passage (Trilogy, #2)
4.73
Saara's Passage by Karen Autio, a contemporary Canadian writer, is the second in a well-written, impeccably researched trilogy which features young te ...more
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Dec 14, 2013
 
Come On Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All: A New Zealand Story
3.53
The thing that struck me most about this book, with the wonderful title, subtitled: A New Zealand Story, is that the author, an academic, wears her cr ...more
Mar 31, 2014
Apr 23, 2014
 
Grayling
4.33
This is a wonderful novella. As I have been paid to write a review of it for the summer issue of BC Bookworld, which has not appeared yet, I won't do ...more
Apr 12, 2014
Apr 28, 2014
 
What It Takes To Be Human
3.08
What It Takes to Be Human
I could not put the book down until 2:30 a.m...a wonderfully paced and beautifully written story about a young man who is com
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May 25, 2014
May 27, 2014
 
Shafted A Mystery
4.20
Shafted A Mystery is a departure in genre writing for author Sheila Peters, well-respected in Canadian literary circles for her published works in poe ...more
Aug 20, 2014
Sep 07, 2014
 
The Wave in the Mind: Talks & Essays on the Writer, the Reader & the Imagination
4.22
Unlike many readers, I have come to reading science fiction and fantasy decades after devouring all kinds of mysteries, literary fiction from many cou ...more
May 24, 2015
Jun 01, 2015
 
I'll See You in My Dreams (Arthur Beauchamp, #5)
3.56
Every new Arthur Beauchamp mystery seems even funnier than the last, which is saying something. The self-deprecating humour, legal puzzles, human conu ...more
Nov 22, 2012
Nov 22, 2012
 
Gubby Builds a Boat
4.00
(book: Gubby Builds A Boat) by (author: Gary Kent), illustrated by (artist: Kim La Fave) is a beautifully produced hardcover, over-sized graphic novel ...more
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Feb 17, 2013
 
Under the Mound
4.00
Prepare to lose a day or two once you start reading this entrancing book! Set in the Orkney Islands circa 1100 AD, with half-Viking, half-Scot maraude ...more
Jun 10, 2012
Jun 10, 2012
 
I'll Be Watching
4.24
This is a brilliant book for all ages, really, but high school students may find scales dropping from their eyes during the reading of it. First of al ...more
May 12, 2012
May 17, 2012
 
The Master Butchers Singing Club
4.01
Louise Erdrich is a writer I am grateful for and I will simply list the ways she enriches my reading and writing life: great emotional intelligence, b ...more
Apr 09, 2013
Apr 06, 2013
 
The Light Between Oceans
3.95

This book was recommended to me by a friend, an avid reader who thought that since I lived on a Canadian lightstation, a new Australian book set on a
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Nov 14, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
 
The Girl in the Blue Beret
3.30
(book: The Girl in the Blue Beret)This is a masterful portrait of a callow, unsophisticated American man plunged into the drama of World War II. We 's ...more
Nov 15, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
 
Once You Break a Knuckle
3.62
A simply wonderful collection of short stories, set in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia and happily, recognized and published by a biggie, ...more
Jun 12, 2012
Jun 16, 2012
 
And See What Happens: The Journey Poems
5.00
Maybe it's because I love sea kayaking on the west coast and wonder if I'd be physically and mentally fit enough for the 30 day voyage with the long c ...more
Jun 15, 2012
Jun 16, 2012
 
The Taste of Ashes
3.71
This is a thoughtful and well-written novel which will challenge those in 'comfortable pews' as well as those readers who try to avoid reading about g ...more
Nov 04, 2012
Sep 06, 2012
 
The Cul-de-Sac Kids
3.70
The Cul-de-Sac Kids by Alison Acheson
The Cul-de-Sac Kids, a first chapter book for 7 and 8 year olds, is one of those rare gems, a children's book wit
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Jun 15, 2012
Jul 08, 2012
 
Penny Loves Wade, Wade Loves Penny
4.00
“Modern day odyssey will strike a chord with rural readers”
By Bob Collins, Country Life in BC, December 2011

It is rare to find authentic farm characte
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Nov 04, 2011
 
Alaska Highway Two-Step: A Travel-Mystery Novel
4.20
As the author, I feel compelled to correct one reader's assertion that this book is the "story of a stripper". It simply isn't and this is a matter of ...more
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Nov 04, 2011
 
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
3.97
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Apr 25, 2015
 
The Crow-Girl: The Children of Crow Cove
3.74
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Nov 06, 2011
 
Cadillac Jukebox (Dave Robicheaux, #9)
4.01
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Jul 08, 2012
 
Sointula: Island Utopia
4.60
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Jul 30, 2014
 
Song to the Rising Sun
4.75
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Nov 06, 2011
 
A Child's Christmas in Wales
4.18
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Nov 04, 2013
 
The Several Lives of Orphan Jack
3.82
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Apr 12, 2012
 
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
4.14
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Dec 20, 2011
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