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Leanne Fournier

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  • Small Change

  • Auteur(s): Elizabeth Hay
  • Narrateur(s): Kate Greenhouse
  • Durée: 7 h et 26 min
  • Version intégrale
  • Au global
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Histoire
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

These 20 superbly crafted linked stories navigate the difficult realm of friendship, charting its beginnings and ends, its intimacies and betrayals, its joys and humiliations. A mother learns something of the nature of love from watching her young daughter as she falls in and out of favor with a neighborhood girl. An intricate story of two women reveals a friendship held together by the steely bonds of passivity. A chance sighting in a library prompts a woman to recall the "unconsummated courtship" she was drawn into by a male colleague.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Small Change could be a smaller story

  • Écrit par Leanne Fournier le 2018-04-16

Small Change could be a smaller story

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-04-16

Small Change held me for the bulk of the story, but sadly, the writer started to lose me with too much repition of themes that had already been well-examined. The writing however is superior, delivering a narrative that wove me in and made me want to write similar stories of the women and relationships in my life. A great effort, albiet one that went on just a bit too much for this reader.

  • Son of a Trickster

  • Auteur(s): Eden Robinson
  • Narrateur(s): Jason Ryll
  • Durée: 9 h et 8 min
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    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars 94

Everyone knows a guy like Jared: the burnout kid in high school who sells weed cookies and has a scary mom who's often wasted and wielding some kind of weapon. Jared does smoke and drink too much, and he does make the best cookies in town, and his mom is a mess, but he's also a kid who has an immense capacity for compassion and an impulse to watch over people more than twice his age, and he can't rely on anyone for consistent love and support, except for his flatulent pit bull, Baby Killer (he calls her Baby) - and now she's dead.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Story

  • Écrit par sannna le 2017-12-18

Son of a Trickster holds you for every page

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-04-16

I was caught in the spell of this magical book from start to finish. Rarely have I read a story that wove together so much detail, reality, fantasy and longing page after page. Eden Robinson is a master storyteller. Son of a Trickster is aptly named, drawing on every "trick" a great writer can pull out of their creative toolbox to woo readers to stay on for every minute, every magnificent word of the ride. Bravo!

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  • Forgiveness

  • A Gift from My Grandparents
  • Auteur(s): Mark Sakamoto
  • Narrateur(s): Geoff Sugiyama
  • Durée: 7 h et 41 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

When the Second World War broke out, Ralph MacLean chose to escape his troubled life on the Magdalen Islands in eastern Canada and volunteer to serve his country overseas. Meanwhile, in Vancouver, Mitsue Sakamoto saw her family and her stable community torn apart after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Canada picked wrong

  • Écrit par Utilisateur anonyme le 2018-05-31

Forgiveness took my breath away

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-04-16

The stunning coming together of a number of different but parallel storylines threw open an array of emotions during the reading of this fascinating book. The writing was outstanding, worthy of the out loud gasps that for me, signal a great book. I’m a middle-aged Canadian and did not have any knowledge of the depth of injustices that befell both Canadian-born Japanese citizens or Japanese-held Canadian prisoners of war during WWII. Sakamoto did justice to both of these tragic histories as well as the recurring theme of forgiveness, brought “home” in the telling of his heart-wrenching loss of his mother. We all have much to learn about forgiveness. This book teaches us that and so much more about unconditional love, which begets respect, which then begets hope that all can be forgiven. Thank-you Michael Sakamotofor an amazing and memorable book.

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  • Deep River Night

  • A Novel
  • Auteur(s): Patrick Lane
  • Narrateur(s): Ian Tracey
  • Durée: 12 h et 41 min
  • Version intégrale
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Histoire
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

World War Two vet Art Kenning is the alcoholic first-aid man in an isolated sawmill village in the interior of BC, where he dreads the sound of the five whistles that summon him to the mill floor whenever a worker is hurt. Traumatized by an incident in Holland, when he stood by while members of his unit committed a horrific act, he loses himself in drink, and in memories of the love affair he had with a woman in wartime Paris. Then one of the most powerful men at the mill arrives at his door late one evening to ask for his help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Poetry in every breath of this story

  • Écrit par Leanne Fournier le 2018-04-05

Poetry in every breath of this story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-04-05

Patrick Lane ‘s extensive body of poetry work is aptly honoured in this story. While some of the story angles are sharp and tragic they are woven together beautifully. Great storytelling.