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Michael Tolliver Lives by Armistead Maupin
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Good, fast, fun glimpse into the lives of a diverse collection of gay and trans friends, who, over the years had formed a kind of non-biological family unit.
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Annabel by Kathleen Winter
Annabel
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Beautiful, heartwrenching story of an intersex child, surgically altered as an infant and raised as a boy in Newfoundland. His parents love him but try to protect him by withholding knowledge of his intersexuality. But there are powerful forces at wo...more
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You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney
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Of Parrots and People by Mira Tweti
Of Parrots and People: The Sometimes Funny, Always Fascinating, and Often Catastrophic Collision of Two Intelligent Species
by Mira Tweti
recommended for: Anybody who is thinking of getting a parrot. Environmentalists. Animal lovers.
read in June, 2014
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Excellent expose of the exploitative relationship between humans and parrots, from illegal smuggling to captive breeding to habitat destruction. Enlightening, fascinating, devastating and utterly depressing. (Forget the teaser on the cover: "The some...more
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Alligator by Lisa Moore
Alligator
by Lisa Moore
read in May, 2014
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Lisa Moore is a new favourite writer of mine.

She never writes about one thing at a time - everything's always braided together with something else. I like her unusual use of imagery and words and I love some of her characters. And of course St. John'...more
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