Encounters of a naturalist priest

Val’s Book Reviews Wildlife Congregations: A Priest’s Year of Gaggles, Colonies and Murders by the Salish Sea by Laurel Dykstra Surrey: Hancock House Publishers, 2024$24.95  /  9780888397539 [Editor’s Note: Laurel Dykstra is non-binary and uses they/them/their pronouns. This is accounted for in the following review.] Over one particular year, author Laurel Dykstra, a naturalist priest,

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Magic from a Movie

Val’s Book Reviews The Time of My Life: Dirty Dancing by Andrea Warner Toronto: ECW Press, April 2024 $19.95 / 9781770417410 This small book by author Andrea Warner covers many important topics that are still relevant in today’s world. The author has told her own story, comparing it alongside the story in the movie Dirty

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The missing and the dead

Val’s Book Reviews Call of the Void by J.T. Siemens Edmonton: NeWest Press, 2024 $22.95 / 9781774390863 A nimbly-paced mystery story, Call of the Void takes readers into the raw and dangerous work of a private investigator. Protagonist Sloane Donovan, an ex-cop with a questionable past, now works as a private investigator with her partner,

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