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A Little History of Canada
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A Little History of Canada

Professor H.V. Nelles’ A Little History Of Canada reads lively is opinionated, highly informative and succinct. It contains a whirlwind tour of this immense country from the Atlantic- to the Pacific- and Antarctic Oceans inhabited by Inuit, First Nations, and immigrants from literally everywhere in teh world. The history of […]

Years of Wine
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9000 Years of Wine

Rod Phillips is a history professor and wine writer. He combines his deep research, and love in history by writing competently about wine. In this 10-chapter book starting with China, The Fertile Crescent, and Egypt sixth millennium B.C and ending with the beginning of the 21st century, he covers the […]

The Wine Lover’s Daughter
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The Wine Lover’s Daughter

Anne Fadiman, the daughter of Clifton Fadiman, reminisces in this loving portray of her father, Clifton Fadiman who was a renowned American literary critic, editor, and radio host, whose greatest love was wine. Fortunately, he could afford he best of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rheingau, in Germany, and Piedmont in Italy. At […]

The Hundred Year Walk
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The Hundred Year Walk

The Hundred Year Walk is an authentic and riveting story of Dawn Mac Keen telling about the first genocide of the 20th century perpetrated against Armenians by the Ottoman Empire. It was meticulously planned by the minister of the interior to eradicate and industrious and prosperous nation who called Anatolia […]

Nine Lessons I Learned from My Father
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Nine Lessons I Learned from My Father

Murray How is the son of the legendary hockey player from Saskatoon, in Saskatchewan, Canada. The author, now a doctor specializing in sport related medical procedures, greatly admired his parents. He wrote Nine Lessons I Learned From My Father to honour his father who is said to have contributed to […]

Exit West
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Exit West

Mohsin Hamid, an internationally known writer, has created a book that has well defined characters, and metaphorically tell the story of immigrants of countries in turmoil, or on the verge of turmoil. Exit West narrative is spare but descriptive, compelling the reader to turn page after page. The “doors” in […]

The Imperial Wife
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The Imperial Wife

The author succeeded in writing a glitzy and glittering novel contrasting Catherine the Great, a long-time Russian Empress, and Tanya Kagan , a modern Russian immigrant living in New York and working for an auction house as a Russian art specialist. This thoroughly researched book evolves with colourful descriptions of […]

The Edgy Veg
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The Edgy Veg

The popularity of vegetarian diet seems to be un-abating. The environmental and healthy benefits of a vegan diet have been well established, and millions thrive, eating strictly plant-based foods exclusively. If more than 50 per cent of the world’s population would become vegan, food shortages, and distribution issues would disappear. […]