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Three good books to check out: A memoir by Sinead O’Connor, Sex trafficking in the U.K., and some Norwegian wood

Rememberings by Sinéad O’Connor We all remember the career-destroying episode of SNL when Sinéad O’Connor tore up a picture of the Pope. Frankly, I didn’t find it shocking and could never understand the furor. After all, she was condemning the mistreatment and hypocrisy of the Catholic church in relation to its treatment and abuse of children. It was particularly ironic considering the fact O’Connor was…

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3 more good reads for the dog days of summer

Now that we’re into the dog days of summer, I’ve been taking full advantage of my backyard gazebo to put my feet up and tuck into one good book after another. I’ve just finished three books that I think are worth sharing in case you’re looking for titles. Animal by Lisa Taddeo When I started reading best-selling author Lisa Taddeo’s latest novel Animal, I wasn’t quite…

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Antarctic expedition is suspenseful, educational, and fascinating

Are you in the mood for an adventure? How about joining an expedition in search of the south pole in Antarctica? Make it even more intriguing by attempting the trip in the year 1897. That’s the beauty of books. Thanks to author Julian Sancton’s Madhouse at the End of the Earth , we can join the crew of Norwegian, Belgian, Danish, French and other nationalities on…

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4 books of light summer reading guaranteed to lift your spirits

When I finished reading Five Little Indians by Michelle Good (which was excellent, by the way), I was in the mood for something completely different—light, undemanding and escapist. So, I read three books that demanded no heavy thinking and presented me with no moral or social dilemmas to contemplate. Three of these books are sort of ‘romance-y’ which is most certainly not my normal choice of…

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Canadian author delivers beautiful writing and gripping suspense in The Speed of Mercy

It’s appropriate that on Canada Day, July 1st, I should review a book by an excellent Canadian author. After reading and loving The Speed of Mercy by Christy Ann Conlin, I found it hard to categorize the book. Was it a mystery? Was it a thriller? Was it a murder story? Perhaps it was a combination of all three categories. However you want to interpret…

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