Grape Series by Laura Bradbury. My third choice is Ruth Wares The Woman In Cabin 10
I am looking forward to making a number of Laury Bradbury recipes from her
Bisous and Brioche: Classic French Recipes and Family Favorites from a Life in France
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Have to love Christmas gift bags with gifts from the heart, each carefully chosen. A surprise was a Prairie book growing up on a prairie farm, just down the road from here 'A lucky Prairie Boy' by Douglas Brewster. "Doug grew up in Earl Grey, Saskatchewan, but the pursuit of knowledge carried him all across Saskatchewan and Alberta, as well as to other areas of Canada and the United States" It brought back many memories, I remember all too well the cold winters on the farm before electricity.
This weekend 'The Farm in The Green Mountains' by Alice Herden Zuckmayer.
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Just downloaded 'Call Me Indian: From the Trauma of Residential School to becoming the NHL's First Treaty Indian Player' by Saskatchewan author Fred Saskamoose. I was impressed with his words "I hope my story reminds my people that while it might not be a world made for us, it’s a world we can make better by being proud of who we are and where we come from." I think that we should all be proud of who we are and where we come from and do what we can to make this a better place.
Then on to my Cloud Reader 'Life On The Rez: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life' by David Trever. "A prize-winning writer offers “an affecting portrait of his childhood home, Leech Lake Indian Reservation, and his people, the Ojibwe”
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I might put this book down because of the inaccuracies in the portrayal of these people and the time period.
Some of the phrases and wording are just blatantly WRONG!
Zoe is also just plain wordy to the point you lose track of what is supposed to be happening.
I picked this book to read in interest as a historical interpreter ( reenactor of the time period ) and am just glad it was a freebie from Bookbub.
I know it is not presented as historical, but one would think some effort in research would go into the subject before this book was written.
A plain waste of time for me.
Shadows, sorry "Beyond the Great River ( People of the Longhouse Book 1" is a historical novel that doesn't follow through with historical facts. Had I not missed the listing on Book Bub I likely would have ordered it and been disappointed as well.
I am looking forward to the CBC Reads to see which five of the 15 books will be chosen tomorrow! I am now reading one of the 15. "Five Little Indians" by Michelle Good a Cree writer and retired lawyer, as well as a member of Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. "In Five Little Indians, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie were taken from their families and sent to a residential school when they were very small. Barely out of childhood, they are released and left to contend with the seedy world of eastside Vancouver.
I have "Spoon Stealer" by Leslie Crew who lives in Novia Scotia and the author of ten novels on hold. Its said to be a novel that will bring you from laughter to tears.
I suspect Five Little Indians will be among the five.
On hold from the long list I have "The Spoon Stealer" by Leslie Crewe, and "On My Mothers Back" by Njoki Wane on hold. Will have to wait til end of March for the winner.