From the Canadian newspapers at the time of publication:
“…A Memoir of Friendship can be viewed as a social history of women’s writing in Canada…A significant achievement and a landmark book.” -Joan Clark, The Globe and Mail
“A Memoir of Friendship is […]
A remarkable and compelling tribute to a great-great-great grandmother by her granddaughter who has combined her skills as a documentary filmmaker, teacher, activist and contributing editor/journalist to imagine her great-great-great grandmother’s life journey and to share it. The preface, written in 2004, opens with this sentence:
“Like an unfinished symphony, her story played on my […]
This is the best of the Louise Penny Inspector Gamache books even though I confess to being partial to Bury Your Dead for its historical connections. I did not want to put this one down and once I finished it I could not get it out of my mind. All good signs of course.
This is a difficult book to do justice to mainly because it needs to be experienced as the author experienced its events. When Carmen was six years old , she fled from Chile with her parents after the coup by General Augusto Pinochet in 1973. Her story actually begins five years after that when she […]
This version is the twentieth anniversary edition and contains an introduction(2005) by Andrew Postman, the author’s son along with a page titled “In 1985…” which reminds the reader of some facts re 1985, the original publication date: population of the U.S. was 240 million and the president was Ronald Reagan; top television shows included Dallas […]