Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday Salon... Our Lady of the Lost and Found

As I keep saying... I am the mother of an aspiring Canadian Author. So, in turn when the task is to read a book that won an award, it was an obvious choice for me to choose one of our Canadian authors, one who won an award.  Our Lady of the Lost and Found somehow found itself on my TBR pile.  I do not remember how or when I acquired it, but there it was *for my reading pleasure.  And, yes it had received the Governor Generals Award.  It was a total surprise. I thoroughly enjoyed it.  And thought, yes, you should have been rewarded.  I had every intention of passing it along to another Canadian Author reader, but I just as yet need to keep it.  Well bonus,  as I mention in my previous post, I went to a presentation regarding Door of Hope Dolls and the Boxer years.  Well these years were mentioned in this book.  Now I need to know more about those years.

To me a good book is one that keeps you thinking, or wanting to know more.  While I am a practicing Catholic, I learned a lot from this book, good things.  Thank You so much to this wonderful author.

* many friends and acquaintances know I need to support Canadian authors, just because I want my child to earn enough to feed himself, so I often get books from them, and just plop them on the TBR pile.

My parents always said, you learn all your life and die stupid, ( course translation), it does not sound so crass in Polish.

4 comments:

Jenny said...

Haaaaahaha your parents' saying is (unfortunately) true, dear Irene. And I just know that your son will someday be a prize-winning Canadian author. The book sounds fascinating in its premise. I love originality. Happy summertime! xoxo

Vicki said...

What a coincidence that the book mentioned something from the presentation you went to.

Treey Stynes said...

"You learn all your life" is true.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Hoping your aspiring author writes a best seller and wins that award. We'll be pulling for him.

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