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The Paper Garden

The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72 by Molly Peacock. McClelland & Stewart 2010. The eighteenth century was an amazing time. It saw the beginning of the Industrial Revolution and of the American Revolution. It was … Continue reading

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The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality

The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality by Richard Heinberg. New Society Publishers 2011. Since World War II, economic thought has been dominated by Keynesian theory, developed by John Maynard Keynes, and neoliberal theory as espoused by … Continue reading

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More Money Than Brains: Why School Sucks, College is Crap & Idiots Think They’re Right

More Money than Brains: Why School Sucks, College is Crap & Idiots Think They’re Right by Laura Penny. McClelland & Stewart 2010. Penny’s basic premise is that the people she labels nerds, particularly those who aspire to higher education, are … Continue reading

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Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet by Bill McKibben. Alfred A Knopf Canada 2010. My 84-year-old aunt doesn’t believe in climate change. Here’s the thing, though. Climate change is a lot like gravity. It doesn’t matter one … Continue reading

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The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary

The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary by Andrew Westoll. Hapercollins 2011. The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary tells the story of Andrew Westoll’s experiences with the chimpanzees at Fauna Sanctuary over a summer that he spent as a volunteer living and working … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. Doubleday Canada 1997. When Bill Bryson moved to a small New Hampshire town, he noticed a trail disappearing into the woods at the edge of the village. It was part of the … Continue reading

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Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis. W.W. Norton & Co, 2011. Have you ever had the feeling that you’ve been going about your daily life, paying the phone bill, making dinner, and one day you look … Continue reading

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V is for Vengeance

V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton. G.P.Putnam’s Sons 2011. As any mystery lover knows, Sue Grafton has been working her way through the alphabet with Santa Teresa-based private investigator Kinsey Millhone for quite a few years now. I joined … Continue reading

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Top 100 Unusual Things to See In Ontario

Top 100 Unusual Things to See In Ontario by Ron Brown. Boston Mills Press 2007. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to Ontario residents or anyone with an interest in the province. Ron Brown has done a … Continue reading

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The End of the Wasp Season

The End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina. Little, Brown and Company 2011. The Track of Sand by Andrea Camilleri. Penguin 2010. I started the 2012 reading season off on a high note with Denise Mina’s The End of … Continue reading

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