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The Pattern in the Carpet by Margaret Drabble
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Margaret Drabble's new 'memoir' with jigsaws, based on memories of a favourite aunt interposed with an interest and research on jigsaw puzzles. Her research expanded into puzzles of all kinds, she tells the history, the people, the places, e.g. a Lon...more
Okanagan Odyssey by Don Gayton
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I just finished reading Okanagan Odyssey by Don Gayton. It is a short little book in which Don, who is a local ecologist/biologist, muses about his new home, the Okanagan Valley. Don manages to enlighten and educate the reader while managing to amuse...more
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
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Great story telling. Easy flow. Fun read.
Alaska by Cruise Ship by Anne Vipond
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This cruise ship book answers all your questions about cruise ship tours to Alaska. What to pack; what to expect and extra charges that add up.

There are write-ups about each port; what they have to offer, looking for authentic souvenirs and land excu...more
Emma's Eggs by Margriet Ruurs
Emma's Eggs
by Margriet Ruurs (Goodreads Author)
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Author talks about raising chickens on her farm. Explains what the eggs are used for like - eating, egg colouring, etc. Great illustrations for children.
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
My Sister's Keeper
by Jodi Picoult (Goodreads Author)
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-Loved the book about a family who have had another child to provide bone marrow and other parts for their eldest child.
-The youngest or donor child hires a lawyer to free herself from this obligation.
-Has an unexpected ending

*Also made into a movie...more
Incontinent on the Continent by Jane Christmas
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-not a flattering look at travel in Italy (it poured with rain, the food was horrible) but a good, true-to-life portrayal of a relationship of a middle aged daughter and her elderly mother. The troubled past history was not resolved but in the end ne...more
Demon by Tosca Lee
Demon: A Memoir
by Tosca Lee (Goodreads Author)
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Original perspective. Pace of book & plot.
Excellent character development.
Spiritual perspective of the dark kind and how that interfaces with people.

Challenges your assumptions and thinking and disarms your 'spiritual mindset'.
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
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-unusual philosophical take on a character study.
-teen angst and romance mingled with thought provoking question
-a fable
-"what is the meaning of life" in a nutshell
-dual character
-importance of ART
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
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Wonderful, amazing true story about growing up in a very disfunctional family in (and from coast to coast) USA. Written very honestly and with humour. Want to reach out and give this young girl a hug. You feel like you know this family personally.
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