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Book Club Review: The Lifters by Dave Eggers

When Gran and his family move to Carousel, he has no idea that the town is built atop a secret. Little does he suspect, as he walks his sister to school or casually eats a banana, that mysterious forces lurk mere inches beneath his feet, tearing up the earth like mini-hurricanes and causing the town… Continue reading Book Club Review: The Lifters by Dave Eggers

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YA Book Club October Book Announcement

Sorry, a bit late announcing our October book as we get back into the swing of things after summer. Our October book announcement is  MYRCA nominee: Ebb and Flow by Heather Smith One summer,after a long plane rideand a rotten bad yearI went to Grandma Jo's.It was my mother's idea.Jett, what you need is a… Continue reading YA Book Club October Book Announcement

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YA Book Club September Book Announcement

To make sure everyone has time to get a copy our next book, it is time to announce our September novel: The Lifters by Dave Eggers When Gran and his family move to Carousel, he has no idea that the town is built atop a secret. Little does he suspect, as he walks his sister… Continue reading YA Book Club September Book Announcement

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Book Club Review: City on Strike by Harriet Zaidman

The 1919 Winnipeg General Strike was a key moment in Canadian history when demands of workers and returning soldiers all played out in the bloody streets of Winnipeg. The governing elite condemned the strike organizers as "Bolsheviks" and unleashed waves of violence. The country hasn't fully healed since. City on Strike is a riveting middle-grade fiction… Continue reading Book Club Review: City on Strike by Harriet Zaidman

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Book Club Review: The Way Back Home by Allan Stratton

Zoe's straitlaced and narrow-minded parents don't understand her. Worse than that, they also want to put Zoe's beloved Granny in a seniors home, despite Zoe's objections. Sure, Granny has become a bit odd and her memory is spotty, but she's outspoken and funny, and Zoe loves her. Granny still mourns her favourite son, Teddy, who… Continue reading Book Club Review: The Way Back Home by Allan Stratton

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YA Book Club June Book Announcement

We are nearing our meeting for my YA book club where we will be discussing our May novel, The Way Back Home by Allan Stratton. However, to make sure everyone has time to get a copy, it is time to announce our June book: City on Strikeby Harriet Zaidman The 1919 Winnipeg General Strike was… Continue reading YA Book Club June Book Announcement

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Book Club Review: Me (and) Me by Alice Kuipers

It’s Lark’s seventeenth birthday, and although she’s hated to be reminded of the day ever since her mom’s death three years ago, it’s off to a great start. Lark has written a killer song to perform with her band, the weather is stunning and she’s got a date with gorgeous Alec. The two take a… Continue reading Book Club Review: Me (and) Me by Alice Kuipers