Book Review: Furious Hours by Casey Cep

Furious Hours - Casey Cep (Alfred A. Knopf, 2019) It's the topic of Harper Lee that will draw most readers to this non-fiction book but it's Casey Cep's strong and even narration and detailed research, as well as the fascinating story of murder, that will keep them reading. I had heard about Furious Hours but… Continue reading Book Review: Furious Hours by Casey Cep

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Book Review: Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen

Positive Discipline - Jane Nelson (Ballantine Books, 2006) Our local school district runs an early childhood education program for parents of children 5 and under. Once a season we can sign up for a class on parenting, appropriate for our child's age. Positive Discipline is one of the books they frequently recommend so I thought… Continue reading Book Review: Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen

Book Review: Dissident Doctor by Michael C. Klein

Dissident Doctor - Michael C. Klein (Douglas & McIntyre, 2018) Like me, you might not recognize Michael Klein's name. You might better know his daughter, Naomi. But as I read Dissident Doctor I came to understand just how Klein has influenced my own life. Klein details his decades of medical experience, his career as a… Continue reading Book Review: Dissident Doctor by Michael C. Klein

Book Review: A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott

A Mind Spread Out on the Ground - Alicia Elliott (Doubleday Canada, 2019) I'm hesitant to write a review of A Mind Spread out on the Ground. Not because I didn't enjoy it - I really did, sneaking sessions of reading throughout my day and after my kids were in bed. Elliott's writing is concise… Continue reading Book Review: A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott

Book Review: Dear Current Occupant by Chelene Knight

Dear Current Occupant - Chelene Knight (Book*hug, 2019) I read this short book in one afternoon after returning home from the library. It brought back a deep and strange nostalgia. The houses I grew up in, the neighbourhoods, the streets. Chelene Knight and I grew up in the 1990s, in east Vancouver, sometimes blocks away… Continue reading Book Review: Dear Current Occupant by Chelene Knight

Book Review: Chop Suey Nation by Ann Hui

Chop Suey Nation - Ann Hui (Douglas & McIntyre, 2019) I will freely confess that I am a Chinese food snob. I'm obviously not Chinese but I was born in Hong Kong and I grew up in Vancouver, a city filled with Chinese people and amazing Chinese restaurants. My family ate Chinese food quite frequently… Continue reading Book Review: Chop Suey Nation by Ann Hui

Book Review: Boys by Rachel Giese

Boys: What It Means to Become a Man - Rachel Giese (Patrick Crean Editions, 2018) At first glance, this might seem like a strange book for me to read. As a mom to two girls, I have no need to know how to raise a boy. There are enough things to worry about and figure… Continue reading Book Review: Boys by Rachel Giese