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Book Reflections – The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman

The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman is a terrific book. It’s set after WWI in southwestern Australia. I have tried to record reflections here without giving away key … Continue reading

September 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Red Poppies: An epic saga of old Tibet by Alai

I bought Alai’s book Red Poppies secondhand for a few dollars without knowing anything about the author or the book. It’s a terrific book! I have not read anything quite … Continue reading

September 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton

Eleanor Catton’s second novel The Luminaries was amazing in many ways. Not only was the story captivating, the historical aspects were interesting and the construction of the book was complicated. … Continue reading

September 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Good People by Hannah Kent

There’s no doubt that Hannah Kent is a good writer. Her debut novel Burial Rites proved that. I was excited at the prospect of reading another of her books. I … Continue reading

September 2, 2018 · 5 Comments

Book Reflections – Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

There are many things to like about this novel about aching to belong, about the pressures of expectations that weigh on children, about longing for parental approbation. I started to … Continue reading

August 3, 2018 · 2 Comments

Book Reflections – The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose

Thanks to my book group I read this interesting book this month; The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose. At the centre of this book is a performance art … Continue reading

July 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – Barkskins by Annie Proulx

I read an impressive blog post by Gwen Tuinman about How Settlers Cleared the Land in North America. The post is very well researched and would be an interesting read … Continue reading

July 12, 2018 · 2 Comments

Book Reflections – Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter

When I read Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter I was reminded about why it’s so good to belong to a book group. I thoroughly enjoyed this … Continue reading

July 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

I enjoyed watching the suspenseful and engaging film of The Reluctant Fundamentalist. I was hesitant to read the book because I suspected that it would not be too familiar and … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Leech by Cora Sandel

Cora Sandel is the pen name of Sara Cecilia Görvell Fabricius, a writer and painter, born in Norway in 1880. She wrote several collections of short stories and about five … Continue reading

June 5, 2018 · Leave a comment
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