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Live chat at noon: Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda

Live chat at noon: Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda | Book Club | Scoop.it
The Vancouver Sun's book club is discussing Joseph Boyden's The Orenda, a novel about early Canadian history that includes first nations, Jesuits and a healthy dose of conflict.
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An interesting Q & A with Boyden

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The Light Between Oceans (Stedman) - LitLovers

The Light Between Oceans (Stedman) - LitLovers | Book Club | Scoop.it
Our Reading Guide for The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman includes Book Club Discussion Questions, Book Reviews, Plot Summary-Synopsis and Author Bio.
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Katherine Boo’s First Book, ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers’

Katherine Boo’s First Book, ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers’ | Book Club | Scoop.it
In Katherine Boo’s new book, the striving, perpetually sparring families of a slum in Mumbai come to life.
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Review in The New York Times

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Rare footage found: WWII London Blitz in color - YouTube

The world's finest news and entertainment video film archive. Since the invention of the moving image in the 1890's, British Pathé began recording every aspe...
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I thought Kate Atkinson's depiction of life in during the WWII London Blitz was one one the strongest parts of the book. Here's some rare  colour footage of London during that time.

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February by Lisa Moore

February by Lisa Moore | Book Club | Scoop.it
Sarah Crown on a tale that turns a real-life disaster into a minor-key triumph
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A review from The Guardian.

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Joseph Boyden mines Canada’s bloody past for surprising spirituality

Joseph Boyden mines Canada’s bloody past for surprising spirituality | Book Club | Scoop.it
The Orenda is a brutal and beautiful follow-up to his Giller-winning Through Black Spruce,
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This Is Your Brain on Great Literature

This Is Your Brain on Great Literature | Book Club | Scoop.it
Research shows that reading rich narratives and metaphors activates areas of our brain outside of language, and frequent fiction reading is correlated with empathy.
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers   

Behind the Beautiful Forevers    | Book Club | Scoop.it
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This site has photos, video, discussion questions, an interview with the author...

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‘Life After Life,’ by Kate Atkinson

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Kate Atkinson’s novel follows the many alternate courses her protagonist’s destiny might have taken.
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Francine Prose's review in the NY Times.

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