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Member: Iudita

CollectionsYour library (631), Currently reading (4), Favorites (41), All collections (631)

Reviews138 reviews

Tagshistorical fiction (148), 14 (113), 13 (101), audio (98), 15 (90), 12 (73), fantasy (72), 10 (62), 11 (58), 09 (51) — see all tags

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Recommendations74 recommendations

About my libraryI work in a library so I try to keep at least some of my reading current with new publications to stay aware of what people are looking for. Really though, I prefer historical fiction, certain styles of fantasy, and adventure/expedition type fiction. I also enjoy reading fiction that deals with Canadian places and issues. I'm a huge supporter of the library and rarely ever buy books.

My top 5 books in 2013 are...

Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
The Snow Child - Ivey Eowyn
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
The Son by Philipp Meyer
Red Sky In Morning by Paul Lynch

My top 5 books in 2012 are...

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
A Land More Kind than Home by Cash Wiley
The Girl in the Box - Sheila Dalton
Our Daily Bread by Lauren Davis
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick

My top 5 books in 2011 are...

Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander
The Eagle and the Raven by Pauline Gedge
Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstein

My Top 5 books read in 2010 are...

The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly
Losing Julia by Jonathan Hull
The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson
Flow Down Like Silver by Ki Longfellow
The Help by Kathryn Stockett

GroupsAudiobooks, Canadian Literature, FantasyFans, Historical Fiction, Reading Globally, Reading Globally II, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsJoseph Boyden, Ki Longfellow, John Steinbeck (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceAug 1, 2008

Currently readingRebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Love in an Age of Ice by Simon Montefiore
A Long Time Gone by Karen White
Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood

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Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. I really think you're going to enjoy this book. Yolana
Hi Iudita

I noticed that you wondered about The Purchase by Linda Spalding. Personally I really enjoyed it!Unfortunately I did not write a review on it when I read it. It is a very sad story and it seems that what could go wrong, did go wrong. Essentially it's the story of a Quaker man, who loses his young wife during childbirth. The couple already have several young children and he hires a young girl of about 14 to help look after his young children after the loss of his wife. Very quickly he and his children are driven out of their Quaker community and all of a sudden Daniel is left with his children , the girl he hired to try to make it in the wilderness however he can. Daniel tries to maintain his Quaker morals, including being anti slavery -but his purchase is that of black slave . Things kind of go from bad to worse. Personally I really enjoyed it.

I see that you enjoyed OUR DAILY BREAD - I did too - very much! The books are very dissimilar, but perhaps both of us don't mind a dark read?

Dear Iudita -- thank you so much for letting me know you enjoyed OUR DAILY BREAD. What a wonderful way to start the morning! And to see my novel in your "top 5 books of the year" list is just lovely. I only hope THE STUBBORN SEASON pleases you as much. I do have a new book coming out in May with Harper Collins Canada -- THE EMPTY ROOM. Are you at a Canadian library? Perhaps our paths will cross. Again, many thanks! Lauren
Thanks for your note about Cutting for Stone. I'm getting closer to the end and it keeps getting better!
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