Category Archives: Author

On My Bookshelf July 13/18

The last two weeks have been simultaneously busy and relaxing.  My house sale closed, I celebrated Canada Day, I planned a vacation in Spain for August, I was ill, and I drank lots of liquids and read, read, read. I … Continue reading

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The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees

The story begins in 1881 with Louisa, a recognizable figure by  now thanks to Little Women and Little Men, boarding the Boston train for Bellows Falls, Vermont, where she would then rent a Rockaway to travel the rest of the … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: Cold Mourning by Brenda Chapman

Cold Mourning is the first in a series of mysteries featuring Stonechild and Rouleau by Brenda Chapman, a Canadian author who lives in Ottawa.  It was the second book I’d read by Brenda and I recommend you read them in … Continue reading

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The Shipping News, Book & Movie

I had bought the movie based on Annie Proulx‘s book (winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award) because I had missed it at the theatre and had heard it was good.  (Also, I don’t have to be … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

Today’s feature mystery is the first in Christie‘s Miss Jane Marple series, The Murder at the Vicarage.  While I’ve seen many, many of Christie’s novels brought to life on the screen, I’ve only read a few of her books and … Continue reading

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fatty legs & a stranger at home by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton

I count it a privilege to have been invited a few weeks ago to a United Church here in Ottawa where they have a program of evening events to try to develop understanding and reconciliation between the people of the … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

Today’s Mystery Monday feature is The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz, a Swedish journalist and author whose books have been translated into many languages and are on best sellers lists everywhere.  This book is part of a … Continue reading

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