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Claire’s Top 5 Picks

‘The Woo Woo’ by Lindsay Wong

‘Nine Lessons I Learned from My Father’ by Murray Howe

‘The Wish’ by Patricia Davids

‘Resistance Women’ by Jennifer Chiaverini

‘By Chance Alone’ by Max Eisen

‘The Woo Woo’ – A 2019 Canada Reads CBC – How I survived ice hockey, drug raids, demons and my crazy Chinese family. Lindsay Wong grew up with a paranoid schizophrenic grandmother and a mother who was deeply afraid of the “woo-woo” – Chinese ghosts who visit in times of personal turmoil. At once a witty and touching memoir about the Asian immigrant experience and a harrowing and honest depiction of mental illness, this story is a gut-wrenching and beguiling manual for surviving family and oneself.  A good read.

‘Nine Lessons I Learned From My Father’ – Gordie Howe may have been the greatest player in the history of hockey, but greatness was never defined by goals or assists in the Howe household. Greatness meant being the best person you could be, not the best player on the ice. This was a very touching story. Bobby Orr said it best when he stated “You can’t talk about how great Gordie was as a hockey player without also mentioning what a great person he is. He was the best player ever, and an even better person.”

‘The Wish #1 in the Amish of Cedar Grove’ – Widow Laura Yoder longs for a family of her own. So much so that she’s preparing to leave the sleepy Amish town she calls home to find love.  But a terrible storm washes out the creek, forcing her to wade in and save the life of an “English man” and his son and now the problems begin.

‘Resistance Women’ – An enthralling historical saga about the courageous women who waged a clandestine battle against Hitler in Nazi Berlin. Inspired by actual events this novel is an unforgettable story of ordinary people determined to resist the rise of evil.

‘By Chance Alone’ – Winner of the 2019 CBC Canada Reads. This is a remarkable true story of courage and survival at Auschwitz. More than seventy years after the Nazi camps were liberated by the Allies, By chance Alone details Eisen’s story of survival: the back-breaking slave labour in Auschwitz 1, the infamous “death march” in January 1945, the painful aftermath of liberation, and his journey of physical and psychological healing. Ultimately, the book offers a message of hope as the author finds his way to a new life in Canada.

Enjoy Claire’s picks as well as several other new books that have come in, been processed and are ready for you to enjoy.

Remember every Wednesday at the Mindemoya library between 10 am to 12 noon our IT tech is here ready to help you with any concerns you may have with your laptop/computer or phone. If you need to know how to do something on your device just come in and ask our IT tech; if your phone doesn’t seem to be doing what it should be doing, come in Wednesday mornings and ask Wes to help fix it. This is a free service we offer all our patrons at Central Manitoulin Public Libraries.

Enjoy the weather, I was able to actually able to read a book while having a coffee outside. Summer is almost here.

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