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The narrative unfolds with shimmering clarity & takes us from the harsh northern Irish coast in the 1840s to the quarantine stations at Grosse Isle & the barely hospitable land of the Canadian Shield; from the flourishing town of Port Hope to the flooded streets of Montreal; from Ottawa at the time of Confederation to a large-windowed house at the edge of a Great Lake during the present day.

Away

Away: Jane Urquhart. Canada Reads book Very well written, beautiful descriptions of Ireland and of central Canada; however the main motifs are hazy at best.

Notes on a Scandal - Heller, Zoe

Notes on a Scandal - Heller, Zoe

The Shadow of the Wind. "Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you."         -	Julian Carax

All-time Favorite The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon

an interesting and poignant biography: really fascinating - a woman trying to escape her past. 5 stars

an interesting and poignant biography: really fascinating - a woman trying to escape her past.

Skim

Skim

Booktopia has Skim, Skim by Mariko Tamaki. Buy a discounted Paperback of Skim online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

Alice Munro

Lives of Girls and Women A Novel by Alice Munro Lives of Girls and Women A Novel published in the year 2001 was published by Vintage

Bone and Bread: Winner of the Quebec Writers' Federation Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction.  Beena and Sadhana are sisters who share a bond that could only have been shaped by the most unusual of childhoods -- and by shared tragedy. When we first meet the adult Beena, she is grappling with a fresh grief: Sadhana has died suddenly and strangely, her body lying undiscovered for a week before anyone realizes what has happened. Beena is left with a burden of guilt and an unsettled…

Bone and Bread

Bone and Bread: Saleema Nawaz. Canada Reads Book Simply written and well told story of two girls growing up in challenging circumstances. Interesting perspective on balancing love with family responsibility.

A great read--about the Salem Witch Trials, written by a descendant of the main character.

The Heretics Daughter / Kathleen Kent / Young Sarah Carrie tries to cope with life in Salem, after her mother is accused , tried, and hanged as a witch. The prequel to this novel is The Wolves of Andover also by Kent.

The Book of Negroes (also published as Someone Knows My Name) by Lawrence Hill. Commonwealth Book Prize and Evergreen Award.

The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill This is the captivating story of a woman called Aminata. Her remarkable experience spans six decades and three continents and brings to life a crucial chapter in world history.

Books That Will Change My Life | POPSUGAR Smart Living

40+ Life-Changing Books to Read This Year

Any book by Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh is worth reading, and Anger is one of his most popular books. It will give readers insight into their anger and

Bel-Ami - A tale of corruption, seduction, and blackmail, set in the backdrop of 1800's Paris.

Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant Just added to my TBR pile.

The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities

The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities by Will Allen, Charles Wilson. (Pinned from Goodreads.

Pablo Neruda: Absence & Presence  http://library.sjeccd.edu/record=b1019977~S3

Pablo Neruda: Absence and Presence by Luis Poirot, Pablo Neruda, Alastair Reid (Translator)

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