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Lindy
Wagers | Sean Michaels
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My #audiobook hold came in at the same as the print edition, making it easy to note passages like: “The sun was raying all around.” A thoughtful, dreamy story set in Montreal—a grocery store, a comedy club, a betting track, riding bicycle through rainy nights—and combining fantastical elements with realistically developed characters. It‘s also a Robin Hood-type crime caper with action that spans the globe & plumbs the human heart. #CanadianAuthor

Lindy Note: the author does an excellent job of narrating his own audiobook, with perfect “hmm”s where called for in the text. (edited) 1d
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Bertha_Mason
Birdie | Tracey Lindberg

"Sometimes Bernice thought mean thoughts and didn‘t take them back. Other times she thought good thoughts and let them powder the room–just in case there was a running count on them. Also, it gave the ugly thoughts a soft place to land."

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Bertha_Mason
Birdie | Tracey Lindberg

"Lola was pretty fond of Cher. And Sonny, for Pete‘s sake and what that meant. Liking Sonny told Bernice something about Lola that Bernice couldn‘t quite figure out. It wasn‘t good, though."

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Bertha_Mason
Birdie | Tracey Lindberg

"If she moves too much, she knows, people will start to ignore her."

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Bertha_Mason
Birdie | Tracey Lindberg

"She becomes aware of her physical self because the emotions pain her."
Mood.

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Lindy
The Difference | Marina Endicott
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The clear agenda behind this overly long historical novel was a detraction, especially because I found the moral issue too blatantly expressed: Canadian settler-colonial guilt over the suppression of Indigenous culture through residential schools. The two sisters in the novel act as a joint consciousness for Canadians, debating the question of whether it‘s ever right to decide what‘s best for children of a different culture. #CanadianAuthor

Lindy If this hadn‘t been in #audiobook format, I would have bailed on it. The narrator (Barbara Barnes?) pulled me through. 4d
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TheLudicReader
The Lost Garden | Helen Humphreys
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#autobuy Helen Humphreys. Humphreys is a Canadian poet and novelist. The first book I read was Afterimage, which I read many years ago. My favourite book is the tagged book. Because of that book, I visited the Lost Gardens of Heligan in 2007. Please add The Lost Garden to your tbr if you haven‘t yet read it. It‘s so beautiful. I have not yet read The Frozen Thames. I would love you to share your fave author piles with me!

charl08 Love Helen Humphreys! I think my favourite is her book about the frost fairs on the frozen Thames. 5d
Nute I like everything about this post! I‘ve never heard of this poet. I enjoy poetry immensely so I‘m taking you up on your recommendation as well as the book mentioned by @charl08 🙂 5d
TheLudicReader @Nute , none of the books in this post are poetry collections, tho, just so you know what you‘re getting. 😀 That said, her prose is so beautiful it reads like poetry...and The Lost Garden is gorgeous. 5d
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Nute Prose that is lyrical and reads like poetry...TWO THUMBS UP! Thanks for the clarification. I‘m still interested!☺️ 5d
Tamra Frozen Thames is really wonderful! 5d
batsy I've only read The Lost Garden and it's one of the most beautiful books ♥️🌸 4d
TheLudicReader I agree @batsy. I don‘t think you will be disappointed @Nute. I will have to get on The Frozen Thames, @Tamra . Glad to meet another Humphreys fan, @charl08 4d
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michellelav
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You don't need to read mom, love mee. 😻 Loving the book so far!

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@BookishTrish @StayCurious @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Jemmygem

CoffeeCatsBooks Aww! 😻 5d
BookishTrish Lil sweetie 5d
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JennyM
Frozen Thames | Helen Humphreys
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As we learn in these short stories, apparently the Thames has #frozen solid quite a number of times! This is one author I‘ve been meaning to get to. #movember

BarbaraBB We had the same thought! 7d
Cinfhen You and @BarbaraBB are in sync today 💕💕 7d
JennyM @Cinfhen @barbarabb who knew a frozen Thames would feature in so many stories! #youliveandlearn 💦 7d
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TrishB And me - was about to do this one! It‘s a lovely read and she‘s a great author. 7d
JennyM @TrishB I‘m waiting on the Evening Chorus from the library - I remember your review was just so lovely 📚 7d
TrishB She writes so beautifully. 7d
saresmoore I loved this book! 7d
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MrBook
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Replenishment for my #AutumnalColors Display 😁!

Have you read any of these?!

#LitsyLovesLibraries #MrBooksDisplays