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Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper
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Lindsay and I read Our Homesick Songs with three of our Traveling Sisters and we all ended up in the same coulee with this one except for Lindsay who was left feeling this was not the right choice for her.

I instantly connected to the setting in this story as I am Canadian and familiar with both settings in this story. I love the feeling I got while reading this story and it reminded me of that haunting and mysterious the sea can be and I often wonder what secrets it holds. In this story, one of the secrets the sea holds is the mystery to the fish that disappear leaving a small town devastated and desperate as they are left with no industry.

There are some connections to some Canadian history here. In 1992 there was a collapse in the cod fishing industry and Canada declared a moratorium, ending the region's 500-year run with the Northern Cod due to overfishing. This left the fishing industry and communities devastated.

There is something mystical and charming to this story that had us loving how the music, atmosphere, and environment came to life and became like characters for us.

This is a slow paced story that might not be for every reader. The story is told in a such a lyrical way and there is no quotation. For Lindsay, she struggled with connecting to the characters and this story.

I recommend to readers looking for something different here in a story where the focus is on connecting with the characters through the setting and the elements to the story

Thank you to NetGalley, Simon & Schuster and Emma Hooper for a copy to read and review.

This is Traveling Sisters GR Reading Group Review and it can be found posted on our themed book blog Two Sisters Lost In A Coulee Reading.
Coulee: a term applied rather loosely to different landforms, all of which refer to a kind of valley. Coulee references are symbolic to our reading experience
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Jaline Lovely and charming review, Brenda! I hope I can read this soon! :)

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Jess☺️ Great review Brenda I'm glad you loved it 🤗

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Vanessa Excellent review Brenda!

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Maureen Lovely review Brenda 😊

Marialyce So glad you liked this different kind of book, Brenda!

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Jen Nice review! I can’t wait to get it this one ☝🏻

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Meredith Wonderful review, Brenda! Glad you enjoyed!

Angela M “Magical and charming “ - I definitely agree Brenda. Great review!

Kaceey - Traveling Sister Terrific review Brenda! Glad you enjoyed!🤗

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Stacey Nice review, Brenda! x

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Babydimps (Suzy) Super review Brenda! 😊

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Nazanin Wonderful review, Brenda! Glad you liked it! xoxo

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KAS Lovely review, Brenda ;) So glad you enjoyed and connected with this story! xoxo

Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister Excellent review, Brenda! Who doesn’t love *magical and charming* ... so glad it was a win! ☺️

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JanB I couldn’t resist the Read Now button after seeing how much you all liked this one. Nice review Brenda!

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Miriam Smith Excellent review Brenda 😊

Mary Beth *Traveling Sister* Great review, Brenda! Glad you enjoyed it.

Anne ✨ Wonderful review, Brenda! I'm really excited to read this one, I'm absolutely sure I will adore it :) I visited eastern Canada this summer, and saw Come From Away musical too, so this book will be the perfect addition to that! I loved your sentence: "the music, atmosphere, and environment came to life" ❤️

Lindsay - Traveling Sister Beautiful review Brenda! So glad you connected with this one. 💕💜

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