Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

Traveling together through books. Join us on our adventures through the books we read

Why I wanted to read this book In my quest to understand more about the former Indian residential schools here in Canada, I wanted to understand more about what happened to Indigenous children who under the Indian Act were forced to attend the schools between 1920-1969. I wanted to read the truth-telling stories of the …

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Brenda’s review Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning is a timely collection of essays and part memoir by poet Cathy Park Hong. She boldly shares her intelligent, thought-provoking arguments and insightful thoughts on race and gender from her perspective as a Korean American woman. She uses her life’s experiences, cultural criticism, history and events to …

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Lindsay’s review Heartbreaking and hopeful. “You’re an alcoholic,” grandma would tell me, even when I was very young. “You just haven’t had your first drink.” Danielle Geller tells her personal story through this heart wrenching and touching memoir. She is trying to find a trace of meaning in her mother’s life of alcohol and men. …

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Brenda’s review After a night at a party, Chanel Miller finds herself confused in the hospital with no memory of the night before. In this astonishing, profound memoir, she shares her impactful journey from being seen as person to a victim of sexual assault known as Emily Doe. We see her struggle to reclaim her …

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Lindsay’s review Easily earned a spot on my 2020 Favourites List. Raw. Eye-opening. Informative. Heart wrenching. Impactful. I am forever changed after reading this. One of the toughest, most honest and powerful memoirs I have read. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Jesse Thistle for being brave enough to put his story out …

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We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir is a 2020 Canada reads contender battling in Canada’s battle of the books for the title of the one book the country should read. Celebrities defend their chosen book debate style. The winner is chosen and my lips are sealed and I am focusing on my …

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