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Mary Soderstrom is a Montreal-based writer of fiction and non-fiction with 15 published books to her credit.

Road through Time: The Story of Humanity on the Move.(University of Regina Press) was officially published in mid-April to laudatory reviews in Quill & Quire, Publishers' Weekly and The Library Journal which called it "a must-read for all interested in society, past and present."

Her most recent work of fiction is River Music, a novel published by Cormorant Book in May 2015. In fall 2013 Oberon Press brought out her collection of short stories, Desire Lines: Stories of Love and Geography. Her last non-fiction book was Making Waves: The Continuing Portuguese Adventure (Véhicule Press, 2010) . Cormorant published her novel The Viol
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Mary Soderstrom Whenever a young person asks me for advice, I saw "hook up with a partner with a good day job." Writers who can live from their writing are few and…moreWhenever a young person asks me for advice, I saw "hook up with a partner with a good day job." Writers who can live from their writing are few and far between. A partner who believes in you is a wonderful thing--and it helps when it's time to put food on the table or a roof over your head.(less)
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The Walkable City: From Hau...

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Road Through Time: The Stor...

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River Music

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After Surfing Ocean Beach

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The Violets of Usambara

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Green City: People, Nature,...

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The Words on the Wall

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It had been a while since I walked down Lajoie (great name) during summer, but I did this week.  What a delight to see that the folks who own the Pink Bicycle have put it out again, and decorated it with nifty plants.

Above is what it looked like on Wednesday, while below you'll find what it looked like in 2007 and 2011.  So nice to see that people continue the lovely, whimsical tradition.
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This is a very good book, one I should have read when it came out. I'd put it on the list for one of my library book clubs, but only got around to reading it this week. Kept me awake, both because the story is so compelling and well-written, and beca ...more
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I'm giving this book a four star rating, not because it is such good reading, but because it and the ideas of Swiss architect Le Corbusier were so influential in making the world as we know it.

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Majenta Hello, Mary! Thank you for contacting me! Congratulations on your books! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings!

Best wishes from Majenta


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Jan Rice Thanks for your friend request. I'm happy to accept. Your review of Farewell, Babylon: Coming of Age in Jewish Baghdad was very informative. I recently read a long review of several such books and also ordered Baghdad, Yesterday: The Making of an Arab Jew and Life After Baghdad: Memoirs of an Arab-Jew in Israel, 1950�2000. At first I was going to stop there until I saw your review (and since Amazon Marketplace had them used!).


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