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The Magician’s Elephant, Come from Away and Our Missing Hearts reviewed

The Magician's Elephant is beautiful and magical. Come From Away, set in Nova Scotia during the Second World War, offers unique perspectives, while Our Missing Hearts was fantastic and a bit frightening.

January reads: Better The Blood and The Choice, The Sleeping Car Porter and The Forgotten Bookshop in Paris

A crime thriller set in New Zealand, a missing child and family dynamics, a forgotten bookshop and a sleeping car porter. What books did you read this Janauary?

Interesting love story in Love Will Out – A Newfoundland Story

Love Will Out - A Newfoundland Story is set in St. John's harbour in the 1920s and '30s and is based on the true story of the authors' parents.

Reviewing Chris Bohjalian’s Hour of the Witch

Great read in Chris Bohjalian's Hour of the Witch.

Beautifully written book, great story in Amanda Coplin’s The Orchardist

The Orchardist, Amanda Coplin's debut novel, has been called a must-read book. I really liked it and I would recommend it to people who are able to look past the heavy stuff.

Q&A with Markham author Wendy Poole about Remembering, set during the Second World War

In this author interview, Wendy Poole talks how her mom's stories about the war years inspired her new book, Remembering: A Time of Great Purpose.

Remembering – part history book, part memoir and an interesting read

Remembering, by Markham resident Wendy Poole, shows the Canadian perspective of the Second World War. There is the right amount of historical information and story, which made for an interesting read.

From Gender Swapped Fairy Tales to self-help, reviewing five books read this month

Pippo & Clara was my favourite of books read this month that also includes Gender Swapped Fairy Tales and a graphic novel about Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War.

Powerful book, great read in Small Things Like These

Small Things LIke These is a powerful, non-fiction story based on the true events of the Magdalen laundries in Ireland.

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