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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Your fav book of the year

Send us your pick for your fav read this year. It does not have to be a new book, just one you enjoyed in 2008.

Joyce Michalchuk starts the list.

My favourite genre is autobiography, by far, and I was very engrossed recently by a book called "Ghost Rider". It was a Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize Finalist, chosent by the Writers' Trust of Canada because of its "exceptional merit" as one of the five best biographies of the year.

The writer is Neal Peart, who is a.k.a. the drummer in the Canadian legendary rock band, Rush. Within a 10-month period, he faced the deaths of his wife/best friend, and their teenage daughter. It is an often-harrowing, but ultimately inspiring, piece of work which speaks to the ultimate resilience of the human spirit.

Peart is an excellent writer, previously published as is known as an "internationally best-selling author". If you like autobiographies, have experience with bereavement, find this write-up interesting, or know of anyone who might benefit from reading this, do consider picking it up, as you won't be sorry. (And, of course, this is my opinion, for what it's worth!)

Cheers to more good reading,
Joyce Michalchuk

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