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Beautiful book of wisdom!

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Reviewed: 2020-09-23

One I will read again and again. I loved listening to Christian Baskous read this enlightening book of wisdom and story. To me it’s like a gem that hasn’t been completely cut...I wish Wagamese had had the time to complete it, but I am glad to have had the chance to read what portion he did finish.

Profound, honest and sobering!

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Reviewed: 2020-08-21

This was a serendipitous read! So timely for where I am in my own journey of deconstruction, decolonization and healing healing. This is akin to Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer but told more from a church position. Great narration and beautifully written, this is one I will read again and again.

So timely!

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Reviewed: 2020-08-11

This is a book that I will order the paperback version of and read again and again! Great insights and interesting science make for an inspiring message of hope that will help readers find meaning in the tough places of life.

Eye opening!

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Reviewed: 2020-07-23

I’ve always wondered what life was really like living in a Mennonite community. I come from a strict Baptist upbringing and there are a lot of similarities in the damnation culture. This book was a breath of fresh air...a confirmation that leaving the legalistic and traumatizing culture I grew up in was the best move I ever made. Thank you Miriam Toews for writing such a funny, heart wrenching, and honest story!

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Life Changing!

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Reviewed: 2020-02-17

Thank you Linda for writing this book. Thank you for pushing past the fear and criticism to bring so many of us out of the darkness into the light! I am just beginning my journey out of the lies. Thank you for helping me to connect the dots.

Not only a great book but very well narrated!

Great read!

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Reviewed: 2020-01-22

I laughed. I cried. I learned a lot. Great narration with touching, insightful stories. I highly recommend this book!

A great read! Thought provoking!

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Reviewed: 2019-09-28

Even though I am a settler I could relate to a lot of feelings about family that Elliot shared. In my attempt to understand life in Canada from the indigenous perspective, Elliott led me to some really profound answers! She left me with a sense that I’ve only begun to scratch the surface on what it means to be marginalized, dismissed, and abused as an indigenous person. Thank you Ms. Elliott for giving me a few more pieces to this ever-growing puzzle I call my quest for truth on what the “real Canada” looks like.

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A good read!

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Reviewed: 2019-09-22

Great narration and an interesting story of survival, courage and hope! You feel like you’re a bystander in the story.

Very Interesting!

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Reviewed: 2019-09-09

Great narration and a very interesting read. I don't recommend eating while reading this book, but if you are in the mood for something off the beaten path, this is it! Roach's sense of humour softens the subject a bit, but not in a distasteful way. She has given me an even greater respect for the human body and for those who have selflessly given their bodies in the name of science. Just a great read (or listen)!

Amazing! Heartbreaking.

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Reviewed: 2019-09-09

This is one I will listen to many times. With flawless narration, Washburn makes you feel like you are present in the stories wanting to step in and do something to help. This is a book every Canadian needs to read. High praise for Tanya Talaga for having the courage to write this very important book.