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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!

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.

Food for thought.

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Reviewed: 2019-09-05

Amy Landon sounds like an AI. I found her very hard to listen to & had a hard time not drifting off because her voice is so monotonous. The content was very interesting though and made me realize as a white person that I need to change some my attitudes and perspectives where people of colour are concerned. It made me realize that as someone socialized as white, I really have no clue what it’s like to grow up in a racist society. I can do better and I’m grateful that this book showed me where some of my biases lie and that I can do better.

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Like it was written in 2019!

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Reviewed: 2019-06-24

I was listening to this book in the car with my husband and he asked me when it was written. He couldn’t believe it was almost 60 years old. It was like it was written just yesterday. I love Carson’s writing and this book will be one I read again and again.

I’ll be buying the hard copy!

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Reviewed: 2018-12-08

I loved this book. It fed my heart and soul! It will have a honoured place on my favourites shelf! It will be one I give away to my favourite people! It’s just too good not to share!