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Here are the final reviews submitted by our readers.
Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild by Jennifer Kingsley
This was a book about a group of canoers paddling the Back River in Nunavut. I liked the book, but was expecting a bit more armchair travel. The author glossed over large parts of the trip. Having said that it was a interesting read, and she managed to convey the emotions the group was feeling very well. She drove home the sense of isolation and danger in an account of finding the gear and canoes of a second party, but no sign of the people themselves. All in all a decent, quick-ish read.
It was ok. ~Staff review by Anna
Broken Circle: The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools by Theodore Fontaine
This enlightening, albeit heartbreaking, memoir shares an in-depth discovery of residential schools. Tearful and joyful, I now have a better understanding why Truth and Reconciliation is a must and can never be ignored or forgotten.
In the Shadow of Evil by Beatrice Culleton Mosionier
This is a mystery novel set in the foothills of the Rockies. The protagonist is faced with the disappearance of her husband and little boy, while at the same time dealing with the past and her own struggles as a Métis child, and then as a teen-ager. This is a complex story fraught with cruelty, neglect and heartache, but it is also a love story with a surprising ending. A good read– it held my attention.
It was ok.