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THREE SOULS by Janie Chang

“We have three souls, or so I’ve been told.

But only in death could I confirm this.”

“My first thoughts were confused, for clearly this was the real world. But surely I no longer belonged here. When would I take my journey to the afterlife?”

“My souls spiral down and come to rest on the […]

J.B.MacKinnon’s The Once and Future World

“NATURE AS IT WAS, AS IT IS, AS IT COULD BE”

This book is a must read. It can change the way you see the world you live in. It will unsettle you in the first 45 pages and, if it doesn’t, it is describing you! Possibly, you have experienced a long-term pattern of amnesia, […]

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

This was an exceptional reading experience for me. I had initially read over 100 pages but had to return the book to the library because there were a number of holds on it. I am so glad that I got back on the hold list and eventually got the book again. It had 37 holds […]

Arguments with the Lake/Poetry by Tanis Rideout

The AUTHOR’S NOTE on page 1 of this collection is a very succinct explanation of what she wanted to accomplish and so I repeat it here:

“Marilyn Bell and Shirley Campbell were teenage swimmers, competing along the shores of Lake Ontario in the 1950s. In 1954, at age sixteen, Marilyn became the first person to […]

Buffalo Jump by Howard Shrier

The Toronto setting is/was a very appealing character in this novel for me and I will give some examples of this but here is some background to the story first. Jonah Geller is a Toronto investigator working for Beacon Security. He was working undercover as a security guard for Ensign Tobacco and was shot in […]