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Octoberwoman
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I‘m posting one book a day from my massive collection. No description, no reason for why I want to read it (some I‘ve had so long I don‘t even remember why!). Feel free to join in!

#ABookADay2024

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Hooked_on_books
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In 2013, a long time troublemaker was presumably killed (his body was never found) by fishermen he was poaching from. This tells the story of who this man was, the altercation, the community (small town Nova Scotia), and the court proceedings. This is very engaging narrative nonfiction and tells the story of the community well.

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TheKidUpstairs
Fall On Your Knees | Ann-Marie MacDonald
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The Women's Prize longlists have delivered some of my favourite reads over the past couple years. So, inspired by @vivastory and the #BookerDozen, I decided to look back at my top twelve reads from the history of the Women's/Orange Prize (Longlists, Shortlists, and Winners). Feel free to play along!

Margaret Atwood - Alias Grace
Ann Patchett - Bel Canto
Nicole Krauss - The History of Love
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Half of a Yellow Sun

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TheKidUpstairs Madeline Miller - Song of Achilles
Hannah Kent - Burial Rites
Pat Barker - The Silence of the Girls
Louise Kennedy - Trespasses
Becky Chambers - Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Jhumpa Lahiri - The Namesake
Ann-Marie MacDonald - Fall on Your Knees
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TheKidUpstairs Tomorrow, maybe the Giller for a good dose of #CanLit? 4mo
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TheBookHippie The History of Love one of my all time favs! 4mo
BarbaraBB Another great list! I have to find an overview of all nominated books but that shouldn‘t be too much of a problem! 4mo
BarbaraBB How weird that we don‘t have any similarities (just posted my #womensdozen)! 4mo
TheKidUpstairs @BarbaraBB true. Speaks to the strength of the selection! My original list was about 40 books to narrow down to these 12. 4mo
ShelleyBooksie Fall on your knees - what a book! Bell Canto has been on my shelf.for several years but I've not picked.it up 4mo
Chelsea.Poole I love these lists! Some here I haven‘t read so I‘ll have to add to my ever-growing list 😆 I also have really enjoyed several of your selections, namely 4mo
TheKidUpstairs @ShelleyBooksie I've been meaning to do a re-read of Fall on Your Knees since I saw the stage adaptation in Toronto last year. Such an exquisite gut-punch of a novel. And Bel Canto was my first Patchett, I fell in love with it. It was always my favourite of hers (but Tom Lake just may have passed it - it was as near to perfect as a book can get, IMO) 4mo
TheKidUpstairs @Chelsea.Poole Ah, the joys of a never-ending, ever-growing TBR! 4mo
Ruthiella Great idea! 4mo
vivastory This was such a great idea! 4mo
CarolynM Great idea. I will get on to it🙂 4mo
ShelleyBooksie I'm listening to Tom Lake on audio right now (my first Patchett). Meryl Streeps voice is an amazing narrator. 4mo
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JacqMac
Birth Road | Michelle Wamboldt
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“This was a small place, where the wind carried whispers like snowflakes and all heads turned eagerly to catch them on their tongues.” Historical fiction based on a true story. Written in vignettes, set in Truro, Halifax, Boston, and Amherst, it tells of sad secrets, sacrifices, and trying to overcome the heartbreak of life‘s disappointments, as Helen grows into adulthood. I was surprised by how much I liked this one. 5 ⭐️

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merelybookish
The Birth House | Ami McKay
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My #bookspin and #doublespin for November.
The Birth House is from 2006
Fifty Day of Solitude is from 1994.
#192025 @Librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Enjoy!! 7mo
Librarybelle Hooray!! 7mo
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merelybookish
Birth Road | Michelle Wamboldt
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Mehso-so

Promising story, clunky execution. The book follows Helen McNutt from a young girl into marriage. She faces many challenges: a taciturn mother, the early death of her father, being forced to leave school to work in factory, an abusive marriage. And yet,Helen also finds ways to be happy and to triumph. It is a heartwarming story. AND the writing kinda sucked. 😬
I hate to dump on a local publishing house, but this needed a better editor.

dabbe Look at dose sweet kitties! 🖤🐾🐾🖤 9mo
Leftcoastzen Kitties!😻😻 9mo
merelybookish @dabbe @Leftcoastzen They are big fans of hanging out on the verandah. I read. They sleep. 🙂 9mo
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Octoberwoman
Pirate's Passage | William Gilkerson
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I‘m posting one book a day from my massive collection. No description, no reason for why I want to read it (some I‘ve had so long I don‘t even remember why!) Feel free to join in!

#ABookADay2023

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Kazzie
The Birth House | Ami McKay
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I really liked this feminist story - women have supported each other for centuries with their knowledge about women‘s bodies. We have come full circle to birth again at home. The history of Canada and the wider world was deftly woven in