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Jul 20

From My Bookshelf: Washington Black

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By Lynn Willoughby Washington Black ~ Esi Edugyan This Canadian author’s latest novel was a finalist for the Man Booker prize, and winner of the Giller Prize.  It is a big, complicated historical novel with locations all over the world.   It begins on a sugar cane plantation in Barbados in 1830.  Washington Black is […]

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Jul 13

From My Bookshelf: Lessons from Lucy

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By Lynn Willoughby Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog ~ Dave Barry I love Dave Barry’s sense of humour.  Everything I have read – whether fiction or non-fiction, makes me laugh and admire this man who has had an extremely successful career as a humourist writer – both in his […]

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Jul 06

From My Bookshelf: Delicious!

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By Lynn Willoughby Delicious! ~ Ruth Reichl Want to read something light while learning about food and culture and comfort?  This is the book for you, written by the author of Bon Appetit magazine.     “Food define us” is the theme of this book.  “Smells elicit memories, tastes capture our childhood, unique foods remind us […]

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Jun 29

From My Bookshelf: How the Light Gets In

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By Lynn Willoughby How The Light Gets In ~ Louise Penny If you are in the mood for a good mystery, with a Canadian flavour, read this book.  The setting is winter in Quebec, the protagonist is Chief Inspector Armand Gamache – ninth in the series, but the first one I have read.   There […]

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Jun 22

From My Bookshelf: The Best Laid Plans

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By Lynn Willoughby The Best Laid Plans ~ Terry Fallis This humorous book was the Canada Reads 2011 winner.  It is a satire on Canadian politics and had me laughing out loud at the absurdity of democracy at work.   A burnt out government aide leaves Parliament Hill and turns to the University of Ottawa […]

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Jun 15

From My Bookshelf: The Lines We Leave Behind

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By Lynn Willoughby The Lines We Leave Behind ~ Eliza Graham This is a WWII story that is very different from others I have read.  Maud, a shy young woman living in England in 1945, is recruited to be parachuted into Yugoslavia as a secret agent.  Her mother is Croatian and the family lived there […]

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Jun 08

From My Bookshelf: The Tour

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By Lynn Willoughby The Tour: A Trip Through Ireland ~ Jean Grainger A group of American tourists are thrown together on a bus tour.  They are a diverse bunch – in age, experience, finance and personalities.   Their tour guide, Conor, is engaging and humourous – and an expert historian.  He has been doing this job […]

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Jun 01

From My Bookshelf: Becoming

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By Lynn Willoughby Becoming ~ Michelle Obama This book is well written, candid, funny and also brought me to tears several times.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it.   Obama starts with her childhood in south Chicago in a tiny apartment on Euclid Avenue.  I think this early history is necessary for us […]

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May 11

From My Bookshelf: The Edge of Lost

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By Lynn Willoughby The Edge of Lost ~ Kristina McMorris This novel took a long time to get going.  To begin with it is the story of Shan Keegan – a young boy of twelve living with his brutal, drunen uncle in Dublin.  We’ve read too many of these stories.   It got interesting when […]

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