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Sheila van den Heuvel-Collins

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Sheila lives in Mississauga, Ontario.

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Point 1: Educators are often in precarious positions. Their goal is to educate people but, as our society can’t seem to agree on what is “education” and what is not, educators end up doing things that aren’t particularly educational.


(Like teaching Shakespeare.)


Educators who try to broaden horizons by just toeing the line or finding loopholes in the Orders from On High are accused of...

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Published on October 04, 2018 09:17
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To Be Human Again

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Holland and Jaime

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I enjoyed the drama but was annoyed by translation issues, the names in particular.
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A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
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A nice read, but there were too many characters for her to flesh them out properly.
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The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
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Funny. Dry. Not necessarily a deterrent to those wanting to sacrifice everything to run a bookstore.
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The Final Confession of Mabel Stark by Robert Hough
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It was a little long and repetitive. I enjoyed the parts with the animals, which were detailed, but the descriptions of her human relationships were 2-dimensional.
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It was a little long and repetitive. I enjoyed the parts with the animals, which were detailed, but the descriptions of her human relationships were 2-dimensional.
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The First Bad Man by Miranda July
The First Bad Man
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What I like about July's writing is that I can never predict the plot and her narrators are predictably realistic. She writes about the seedy underside of humanity that we try to pretend doesn't exist.
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A Gentle Habit by Cherie Dimaline
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*Tried* to read it. The proofreading and editing is so atrocious that I couldn't get past page 7: I quit at "motherload".
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