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Irene Nemirovsky’s — Fire in the Blood *****

Irene Nemirovsky’s — Fire in the Blood *****

After Silvio returns to his French village years later, he loses his land bit by bit because of its neglect during his absence. He’s soon drawn into the family’s secrets when he stumbles on the real reason for Colette’s husband’s drowning. Continue reading “Irene Nemirovsky’s — Fire in the Blood *****”

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Karen L. Kristjanson’s — Co-Parenting from the inside out *****

Karen L. Kristjanson’s — Co-Parenting from the inside out *****

In a world where a high percentage of marriages end in divorce, it’s surprising that books of this genre haven’t been published before. No wonder Dundurn Press snapped up this practical guide to surviving a divorce and bringing up children who live part time in two separate homes. Continue reading “Karen L. Kristjanson’s — Co-Parenting from the inside out *****”

Susan Morgan”s — Bombay Anna *****

Susan Morgan”s — Bombay Anna *****

This is a fascinating biography of Anna Leonowens who pretended to be British, covering up her past, even from her children, to become the nanny to the King of Siam’s children; travel the world; then settle in Canada to raise her family during the Victorian era when other women stayed at home. Continue reading “Susan Morgan”s — Bombay Anna *****”

Mariam Toews — A boy of good breeding *****

Mariam Toews — A boy of good breeding *****

Hosea Funk, the mayor of a small town, is obsessed in obtaining the perfect population figure in the hope of meeting the prime minister. He drags Knute along as he checks on births and deaths, making this a humourous tale. Continue reading “Mariam Toews — A boy of good breeding *****”

Nancy Huston’s — The Mark of an Angel *****

Nancy Huston’s — The Mark of an Angel *****

Saffie is a German living in Paris in the 1950s who works for a musician, Raphael. Raphael falls desperately in love with Saffie while she appears strangely aloof. They have a child together, but when Saffie meets Marias, their lives fall apart and Saffie’s haunted past comes to light. Continue reading “Nancy Huston’s — The Mark of an Angel *****”