Francelia Clark and her friends, Pam Godin and Shelley Mozier, find and follow two of the oldest trails in the Monadnock region into history—on horseback. Over the course of 3 days, Francelia, Pam, and Shelley, wend their way around the mountain, discovering and documenting much of the early history.
Warning! Reading this book will leave you exhausted! I was only a few chapters in when I had to put down the book and wonder aloud: "How does a seventy-year-old manage to do all this in a day?" Let me back up and explain what Sandra Phinney's Waking Up In My Own Backyard (2017, Pottersfield … Continue reading Waking Up In My Own Backyard by Sandra Phinney
Canadian author David Cozac was born and raised in Toronto. He works for the United Nations. In the past, he worked for several human rights organizations, including PEN Canada and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression. Finishing the Road (2017, Tightrope Books) is Mr Cozac's debut novel and it certainly augurs well for any future books … Continue reading Finishing the Road by David Cozac
Wong is the author of five non-fiction bestsellers, including Out of the Blue and Red China Blues, named one of Time magazine's top ten non-fiction books of 1996. She has won numerous journalism awards and is now a professor of journalism at St. Thomas University. A third-generation Canadian, Jan is the eldest daughter of a … Continue reading Apron Strings: Navigating Food and Family in France, Italy and China by Jan Wong
Listening for Jupiter (Les corps extraterrestres is the original French title) is the fourth book to be published by QC Fiction and their first of 2017 (release date is June). It joins such well-received titles as Brothers, The Unknown Huntsman and Life in the Court of Matane, all translated from the original French language writings. However, what is … Continue reading Listening for Jupiter by Pierre-Luc Landry
When I first received this book from Montreal's Vehicule Press, I really didn't think it would appeal to me. After all, I am not much of an architecture "enthusiast" and the reminiscences of a world-travelling architect came across as a bit pompous (I plead ignorance to reading any of Mr Friedman's previous books or knowledge … Continue reading A Place in Mind: Designing Cities for the 21st Century, Revised Edition by Avi Friedman
I have only been to Saint John a few times (only once as a tourist and even then we were just passing through), but I found this book to be a pleasurable read, and with the way it is laid out, you can jump in anywhere and start reading.