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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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Apr 27

From My Bookshelf: The Rosie Result

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By Lynn Willoughby The Rosie Result ~ Graeme Simsion This is the third “Rosie” book and I  have loved every one. They are quirky, funny, tender and philosophical. This one deals with eleven year old Hudson – Rosie and Don’s son.   When Hudson corrects his teacher’s grammar, it is not appreciated. When Hudson’s awkward […]

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Apr 13

From My Bookshelf: The Healing

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By Lynn Willoughby The Healing ~Jonathan Odell What to say about this novel?  It was not what I expected for a setting in Antebellum Mississippi, but it did have a certain mood for the times.  It deals with three generations of female healers. It is  subtle, almost gentle in the descriptions of people, period and […]

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Mar 30

From My Bookshelf: Me Before You

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By Lynn Willoughby Me Before You ~ Jojo Moyes This is an easy read that manages to deal with a man’s disability and having you laughing and crying.  I enjoyed it much more than I expected I would. Lou Clark ha a small life, in a small town in England.  She works at “The Buttered […]

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Mar 16

From My Bookshelf: The Marrow Thieves

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By Lynn Willoughby The Marrow Thieves ~ Cherie Dimaline This book was a Canada Reads choice in 2018.  It is classified as a young adult book but I enjoyed it a lot, after it had been recommended to me – twice. The Indigenous people of North America are being hunted in order to harvest their […]

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Mar 02

From My Bookshelf: Trains and Lovers

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By Lynn Willoughby Trains and Lovers ~ Alexander McCall Smith This very prolific writer has successfully published another great little book.  At under 250 pages I was totally engaged in the lives of the four people sitting together on a train travelling from Edinburgh to London, and how love touched their lives in very different […]

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