Okay, this one is a modern classic. Written in 1959. I bought a copy to replace the ragged copy in the library and thought...I should read this. I enjoyed this book quite a bit. A story about boys at a boarding school getting into mischief. And, as mischief sometimes goes, someone gets hurt. The story takes place just as the boys are turning of age to enter WW2. But, it looks like the war will end before the boys are sent off to fight.
I ventured into Albany's books in Tsawwassen about 6 weeks into the Covid era (that's what I'll call it) and came out with this book. It was a part of Canada Reads and was nominated for the Giller Prize. It is a quirky story with quirky characters. The whole story takes place in just one day and a restaurant called "The Hazel" in St. John's. Some sad tales, funny tales, and a whole lot going on. A different read.
This one is not in our library but I wanted to read it because it is the follow up to her first book which is titled "North of Normal". If you want to know what it is like to grow up in a family where pretty much nothing is normal as we would understand a family to be then this is the book for you. The family lives off the grid when off the grid was not cool. If this sounds interesting then you should read "North of Normal" first.
Hey everyone, I read this book. It is about two brothers who have immigrated to Canada with their mother and father from Trinidad. They end up in Scarborough, Ontario. The family struggles as the father disappears and the mother must work all the time to support the boys. Needless to say the struggles are real and we gain a bit of insight into their deeply challenging lives. Onto the next book.