Autobiography is life changing

Why Me? One Man’s Journey From Unwanted to Loved By James (Jim) Swain The newest publication of Marechal Media Inc., Why Me? is the story of a man who lived through a life we can never imagine. Growing up in the foster system and only discovering his relation to his mother and father later in...

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Highest ranking for The Yellow Gold is Black

The Yellow Gold Is Black by A. Doreen MacLeod A heartbreaking journey of making the decision to work out west while the rest of your family is in Eastern Canada is a common one. One which we can all relate to in some way or another. Doreen MacLeod’s son was one such person who, after...

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Books for parents gives reviewer goosebumps

Intentions for the Spiritually Aware Parent by Christina Fletcher That feeling you get when you speak with a stranger and know, just know, that you will become quick and forever friends. That was the immediately goose-bumpy feeling that overtook me when I read this book. Written from her heart and experience raising three children while...

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In the Spirit: Reflections on Everyday Grace by Monica Graham

In the Spirit: Reflections on Everyday Grace by Monica Graham Wow! As someone who has questioned and struggled with the idea of organized religion I was eager to read through the pages of River John’s own Monica Graham’s essays. Not familiar with her time as a religious columnist I was pleasantly surprised at the well...

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Heavenly Eyes: Asking Ourselves the Tough Questions and Finding Hope in the Answers

New local memoir by hard-working and multi-talented barber Alex MacInnis, Heavenly Eyes packs wisdom and insight into a small package. Nervous about sharing his experience and claiming not to be a writer, I was impressed with his honesty, bravery and writing ability as seen in this book. Only taking me a few hours to read...

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Bucktooth Rabbit: Small But Mighty by Sandra Mason and Jean Nicol

Bucktooth Rabbit: Small But Mighty by Sandra Mason and Jean Nicol Adorable illustrated and completely relevant for all ages, Small But Mighty tells the story of acceptance and friendship through animal characters. When a stranger moves into an abandoned badger’s den two friends, Bucktooth Rabbit and Martin Mouse, smell his presence long before meeting him....

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Angus MCD and His Adventures At Sea

Ear catching right from the title, my son quickly declared – hey, that rhymes! I greatly enjoyed reading this as a bed time story with its vibrant pictures and links to a town next door. Written about a young boy travelling  the seas on Ship Hector, as the first book from local author Donna Belanger...

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These Hands is motivational

These Hands by Dave Gunning My mind was made up when I saw Dave Gunning preform this with Symphony Nova Scotia and was convinced I needed this book for my son and myself. I was in awe then the entire audience, young and old, sang along with every word and seemed to feel every emotion...

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Book Review: Toes in My Noes and Other Poems

Toes in My Nose and Other Poems by Sheree Fitch A classic that lives on, Toes in My Nose is undoubtedly a favourite among many, especially those who are lucky enough to hear the author recite it. My special moment with this book came when my five-year-old son chose this book to read out loud....

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Work and More Work by Linda Little

Editor’s note: The Advocate is pleased to welcome author Sarah Butland to our website. Sarah is a frequent contributor to Advocate Media’s Ah! At Home on the North Shore magazine and will be writing book reviews on a weekly basis. Remember to tune in every week for a new offering! A newly released children’s book...

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