Monthly Archives: August 2011


Tomatoland by Barry Estabrook. Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2011. As someone who has purchased winter tomatoes here in the snowy north just for the sake of a little colour on the plate, I was interested in learning where those tasteless orbs … Continue reading

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Alone in the Classroom

Alone in the Classroom by Elizabeth Hay. McClelland & Stewart 2011. Alone in the Classroom begins with a murder. It is 1937 in a small town in the Ottawa Valley. A young girl who has gone off by herself to … Continue reading

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Minding Frankie

Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy. Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. A Maeve Binchy novel, any Maeve Binchy novel, must be the quintessential summer read. Her stories bring together a large cast of characters and interweave their assorted lives, moving along smoothly … Continue reading


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