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Hello! I am the author of THE OYSTER THIEF, an underwater fantasy novel with themes of ocean conservation. The book features a bright, beautiful world of merpeople. I am also the author of critically acclaimed PROJECT ANIMAL FARM, a work of global investigative journalism about the world's food system. I live in Toronto and maintain a website and monthly newsletter at www.soniafaruqi.com.

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April 2019 Update: Earth Day and Creatures Big and Small

With the weather warming up it feels like summer is just around the corner at last! As summer looms and we flock to the green spaces and blue lakes and oceans, it’s important to remember that these spaces aren’t just here for us to enjoy; they’re home to creatures big and small. It’s our duty as humans to take care of them, and allow them to grow and thrive in their natural habitats by respecti...

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I loved The Bear and the Nightingale. The writing is beautiful and descriptive, and the backdrop of the Russian forest and village feels exotic. The Russian character names make them feel more authentic. Arden has a talent for conjuring people and pl ...more
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The Art of Racing in the Rain is an incredible book. It moved me to laughter and tears equally. It was fascinating to see life from the perspective of a dog (who wants to be a human being in his next life). The author did a great job showing the dog' ...more
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Paris Times Eight by Deirdre Kelly
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I found Paris Times Eight to be a light read and an enlightening memoir of self-discovery. As someone who has studied abroad in France, I could relate to the author’s fascination with Paris and its numerous charms. And it was easy to understand that ...more
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Ballerina by Deirdre Kelly
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I loved Ballerina by Deirdre Kelly. It is a thoroughly researched treatise on the life of a ballerina over the centuries. I am a fan of ballet but had never realized before this book the struggles that ballerinas face in their careers.

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Farmageddon in Pictures by Philip Lymbery
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I loved Philip Lymbery’s earlier books Farmageddon and Dead Zone, and so was excited when a friend gifted me a copy of Mr. Lymbery’s Farmageddon in Pictures (2017).

Mr. Lymbery is CEO of leading animal welfare organization Compassion in World Farming,
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Farmageddon by Philip Lymbery
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Farmageddon presents a global overview of factory farming today and why it is dangerously problematic. The books discuss and draw connections between, for instance:

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Farmageddon presents a global overview of factory farming today and why it is dangerously problematic. The books discuss and draw connections between, for instance:

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