Lynda A. Archer

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Born and raised on the Canadian Plains, a landscape that resonates deeply with her, Lynda writes novels and short stories that are often set in that part of the world. She enjoys both forms equally, and is usually moving back and forth between a short story, and the next draft of a novel. Having worked as a clinical psychologist for over thirty years, her books and stories always have a strong psychological component. The wonder and mystery of the human condition never ceases to fascinate her. When she's not writing, Lynda bakes and hikes, delights in watching the flickers and pileated woodpeckers at the suet block in her garden, or hearing the call of an eagle at the ocean shoreline.

Lynda has an MFA in Fiction from Spalding University, KY
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Lynda A. Archer Hi Ola: Thanks so much for reading my book and taking time to write a review. Much appreciated. Great that you'd like to know more about Native…moreHi Ola: Thanks so much for reading my book and taking time to write a review. Much appreciated. Great that you'd like to know more about Native American culture. Louise Erdrich, Sherman Alexie, Joy Harjo and Diane Glancy are all well regarded Native American writers. And, probably if you Google American Indian writers, you will find many more. I'm Canadian so can also recommend - Lee Maracle, Monique Gray Smith, Richard Wagamese, Thomas King, all from Canada. (less)
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Lynda Archer and 62 other people liked Diane S ☔'s review of Warlight:
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
"I am going to leave this unrated. At 35% I am putting this one down, unfinished. Usually enjoy this author for the wonderful way he uses words, and this book did have some of that, but the story just did not resonate with me. Maybe it's my mood, m..." Read more of this review »
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Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller
" ’Do our actions betray our nature?’’

The setting: a dilapidated mansion in the idyllic English countryside. The era: 1969, the most exciting time to be alive in recent History. The time when conventions and traditions are shuttered to make room..." Read more of this review »
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A sequel to My Name is Lucy Barton, although Lucy doesn't appear in the book much. More of a commentary on the town and people she grew up with, and where they are at in their adult lives, their joys, their continuing struggles within themselves and ...more
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Ragged Company by Richard Wagamese
"I’m having a hard time putting words to this book. Here’s the thing. Wagamese is the storyteller of all storytellers. That man found the inner narratives that shape people’s lives, so that you come to see how people are who they are as they came t..." Read more of this review »
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“Writing about Aboriginal themes means joining the dots from the colonial policies of the past to the problems faced by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit today. It means acknowledging the wrongs and the pain.”
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“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”
Zelda Fitzgerald

“Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.”
Paul Terry

“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”
May Sarton

“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“to love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you've held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weights you like your own flesh
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
you think, How can a body withstand this?
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes, I will take you
I will love you, again.”
Ellen Bass




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