Archive for October, 2013

A Secret Between Us

Added on October 21, 2013

A Secret Between Us Daniel Poliquin Douglas and McIntyre, Canada, 2007 Although A Secret Between Us was shortlisted for the 2007 Giller Prize, reviews were mixed. It is one of those books that people either love or hate. Some found that the translation from French to English came across as snooty and recommended reading the [...]

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The Testamant of Mary

Added on October 14, 2013

The Testament of Mary Colm Toibin Viking, London, 2012 Toibin is at his the top of his game in this bold portrait of Mary, mother of Jesus. Far from the loving, silent virgin mother of the bible, Toibin humanizes her. He transforms Mary through her feelings of guilt, her distrust of Jesus’ disciples, and her [...]

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Through Black Spruce

Added on October 3, 2013

Through Black Spruce Joseph Boyden Viking, Canada, 2008 Through Black Spruce is the second novel in a planned trilogy. It won the 2008 Giller Prize and was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, among others. Boyden, part Metis, is one of Canada’s most gifted young writers. Three Day Road, Boyden’s debut novel and the [...]

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