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Carol Balawyder

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My dad was born on a farm town in Rama, Saskatchewan and my mom in Montreal. I was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec but currently I live in Montreal. I first came to study Early Childhood Education at McGill. It was a lonely time for me. Away from home for the first time. My parents didn’t believe in summer camps.

I didn’t like teaching kindergarten. All that discipline and yelling and screaming all at once…no I had the book first…he hit me…Patty peed in her pants. So I went on to get a B.A. in Education so I could teach high school. My first teaching job was teaching poetry to a group of drop-outs who were no older than I was and even some of the boys in my class were my brother’s friends. It was weird. Teaching High School didn’t turn out to be
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Today, I am celebrating my 5th birthday which, according to a chart put out by the American Veterinary Medical Association, I am 36!


Dogs age nine human years between ages 1 and 2

A lot of development is still happening in a dog’s second year of life.

By the end of the second year, medium-sized dogs have developed by about nine years, and are 24 in human years, the AVMA says.

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Not By Design: A Getting to...

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Mourning Has Broken

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Missi's Dating Adventures

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Getting To Mr. Right

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Figuring out the puzzle in a mystery is always a lot of fun and has the added perk of exercising the brain.
The Body in the Snow is a modern version of a classic Agatha Christie plotline. Set in Llangurrey, a remote hamlet tucked miles away from the
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It isn’t because Hunting Mariah reminded me of my own in progress novel that I really loved this book, although that didn’t hurt. There’s a serial killer’s hunger for school girls whom Spina gives reasons for his macabre behavior as she allows us to ...more
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Benjamin Oris is a med student/construction type of protagonist. A sexy combination. No wonder women are attracted to him. He is your basic guy next door who happens to get caught up in a web involving women, a Vodou curse that goes back two hundred ...more
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Night Cries by Thelma Mariano
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Thelma’s protagonists, two estranged sisters (Lindsey and Erica) who were victims of a stepfather’s abuse, provide the reader with glimpses into the painful process towards healing.

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“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
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Sylvia Beach
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“I've got the guts to die. What I want to know is, have you got the guts to live?”
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Dorothy B. Hughes
“Once he’d had happiness but for so brief a time; happiness was made of quicksilver, it ran out of your hand like quicksilver. There was the heat of tears suddenly in his eyes and he shook his head angrily. He would not think about it, he would never think of that again. It was long ago in an ancient past. To hell with happiness. More important was excitement and power and the hot stir of lust. Those made you forget. They made happiness a pink marshmallow.”
Dorothy B. Hughes, In a Lonely Place




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Carol Balawyder Donna Tartt

This is a benchmark of what good writing is all about.
Her last six chapters on art and death are absolutely exquisite. I will never look at art in the same way again.
You can read my post on my blog: http://carolbalawyder.com/2014/02/24/...


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Carol Balawyder D.G. Kaye
This is a memoir about the power of guilt. It is a story about a woman's boundless compassion towards an emotionally abusive mother and the toll it takes on her own health and happiness.
The story has many layers: her loving relationship with her father, her siblings, her dear aunt and her different romances.
But basically it is a memoir of letting go of guilt. Kaye shows us how strong a mother/daughter bond is, even when it is destructive. Her wish to get out of the relationship is held back by guilt - a guilt which in itself is toxic.
Kaye is not a best selling author, nor is she a rock or movie star nor won any Olympic Gold medals. As memoirs go, she is on the bottom rung of "important" people to read about. Yet, her memoir is one of these books that I couldn't put down.
She especially shines in the romance sections and writes with a good mastery of suspense.
Perhaps its only flaw is that it is at times a bit repetitious but overall for anyone who loves strong, courageous and loving protagonist MG Kaye proves to be one in her own memoir.


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