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Run towards the danger

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 An up-close-and-personal invitation to enter the deepest emotional spaces of a very special woman - one who has charmed and entertained us from early childhood, and who still bears the memories and scars of those (and other) formative experiences. The author tells us her story through a series of…

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For the love of learning

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A fascinating behind-closed-doors look at the true-life experiences of an elementary school principal, based in Southern Ontario, Canada, and serving a student body of approximately 600 sometimes overwhelmingly-needy students. An instructional leadership champion, longing to support widespread changes in teaching practices that will facilitate critical thinking, interactive learning, and…

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Belly Woman

🌟🌟🌟🌟 A harrowing inside-look at a horrifying pandemic - Ebola in Western Africa in the years 2014 to 2016 - written by a front-line OB-Gyn, doing his part to treat maternity referrals as the world around him dissolves into the chaos of a new emergency. β€œIn the war we knew…

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The Family Outing

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A complex story of secrets, a memoir spanning decades of searching, as the author, her two siblings and her parents, (each of them, separately and in their own anguished way) navigate a world shrouded in visceral pain and uncertainty - just who, exactly, are they, deep inside - who…

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And Finally

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 A deeply moving exploration of what it feels like to be a former expert medical practitioner - a neuroscientist (now retired), long-versed in the practice of guiding others β€œthrough the landscape of illness” - now facing his own terrifying and potentially-terminal illness. In this work, the author, Dr Henry…

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My First Popsicle

🌟🌟🌟🌟 πŸ’« Heartwarming and cozy, like cocoa before a warm fire, this book explores the random thoughts and musings expressed by a group of actors, creatives, writers, directors and artists, (most of them with only a personal, and not professional, involvement with food) when asked to create an essay for…

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I don’t talk to dead bodies

🌟🌟🌟🌟 A compassionate and heart-felt memoir, written by a retired forensic psychiatrist, whose thirty-two year career exposed her to more diversity, challenges, risks, and yes, opportunities, than many of us can even imagine. As a psychiatrist who works with mentally-ill criminals (and not dead bodies, as is a common misconception),…

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The Grove

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟+ A rapturous read, filled with human stories, memories, hopes, dreams and imaginings, and as in the plants so wondrously carried within, this is a book we gardeners (botanists, plant and nature-lovers) must all agree on. A treasure, β€œglossy and its flowers abundant”, - this book is pure goodness for…

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Life and Death Decisions

🌟🌟🌟🌟 πŸ’« An insightful, inspiring and alarming look at Public Health, in some of the most remote, challenging, and impoverished areas of the world, through the eyes of a medical expert - one who is both a fearless advocate for first-hand patient care, as well as a tireless advocate for…

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The Accidental Detectorist

πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’« What happens when a middle-aged travel-writer, home-locked due to the Covid pandemic, discovers the world of metal-detecting - initially dismissed as somewhat outlandish, but somehow, an itch that takes hold, and must be satisfied. Searchers, seekers, hobbyists, all of them falling captive to the allure of the hunt -…

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