There’s nothing quite like a good book to transport you to another place and time… these are three of my favourites.
Rush Home Road – Lori Lansens
Canadian author Lori Lansens tells the tale of 5 year old Sharla Cody – a little girl abandoned by her “white trash” mother on the doorstep of an elderly black neighbour in an Ontario trailer park.
The two forge a deep and loving bond that is woven throughout the retelling of Sharla’s life.
Love that this beautiful tale was written by a Canadian!
The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
An attack that kills his mother, and sees him escaping with a precious Dutch masterpiece that sets the stage for a heart breaking and fascinating journey to adulthood, understanding and closure.
The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls
Jeannette Walls was raised in a poverty-stricken family with eccentric and seriously dysfunctional parents.
Somehow she not only survives, but thrives into adulthood, and goes on to write a gripping account of her bizarre childhood. If you enjoy this one, you’ll also like Walls’ second memoir, “Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel”