Books

31 Mar
Shaking hands with Richard Wagamese

I often feel I walk this path of writing alone, but Richard Wagamese helped me (and so many aspiring writers he mentored), believe we are bonded through the written & spoken word....

31 Oct
Olive Kitteridge

I have to admit, I wasn’t overly intrigued by the premise of this book by Elizabeth Strout: a retired teacher deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine yet fails to recognize changes in the people around her, including her husband and only...

30 Sep
This Is Where I Leave You

Before it was a movie, it was the funniest book I've ever read. A departure from what is often a literary lineup for the Ladies on Literature, This is Where I Leave You is a romp of a read. When Judd Foxman’s father dies, he leaves...

30 Jun
Three Day Road

I was thrilled when Laurie recommended, and Laura chose, Joseph Boyden’s first novel, Three Day Road. It’s been on my shelf for a couple of years and I finally found myself reading this 2008, winner of the Amazon Books in Canada First Novel Award and...

30 May
What Makes Olga Run

  “Part science book, part journey into the untapped potential of the human spirit, this is the remarkable story of a 94-year-old track and field champion.” After writing about her in 2010, in the New York Times, Canadian journalist, Bruce Grierson (and his many receptive readers) becomes...

30 Apr
The Pearl that Broke its Shell

  In her literary debut, Afghan-American novelist and pediatrician, Nadia Hashimi, pens a powerful and painful tale. It’s 2007 and Kabul continues to be an unwelcoming country for women. The Taliban has officially been ousted from power, and the country’s first democratically elected president is in power,...