It’s how you act on assumptions that makes all the difference. Like other bleeding heart liberals, I’m hoping that society in general will continue to become more tolerant and accepting of people’s differences.
Taking place in the “wilds of Canada” did intrigue me -- so I thought I would pick it up while visiting Ontario (where this book takes place). Plus, the beginnings of a few politically charged discussions can be found in this book along with some lovely scenes in nature.
It’s beautifully written and it’s the perfect way to learn more about the people in this great country of ours.
I picked it up because of the premise -- it’s timely and unique. It’s also a translation, which prompted me to read it because I love exploring books from cultures and languages other than my own.
I really enjoy reading indigenous perspectives because I think it offers a window into a very complicated part of our society that many people don’t bother to understand or listen to. Why is this fact not talked about more? Why are so many people still so ignorant to this part of our history?
We’ve got stories about loved ones recently deceased, a woman developing a sex addiction because of a growing tumor in her brain -- even a tale of a new mom agonizing over a recently developed anal fissure shortly after her baby’s birth (!!!). There is literally something for everyone.
This memoir is the sequel to Bowen’s first book 'A Street Cat Named Bob', which details the beginnings of his friendship with the special cat.
Read why... The characters in this book are extremely memorable, mainly because I hated most of them. Anyway, 'Swimming Lessons' is one of the best books I’ve read in a while. | Visit I've Read This Blog on Youtube