It is not every day that an essential, easy to read book about Romania is published in English.
– Are you sure?
– If I wasn’t, I would say forty-one thousand, cause it sounds better, eh?
And that’s how I met Doug Miller of the Doug Miller Books.
As a Canadian immigrant genuinely interested in his adoptive country culture and history, I find The Orenda (see it on Amazon.ca The Orenda) thoroughly entertaining.
An epic worthy of Herodotus or Sima Qian, and by its ardour and high seriousness The Orenda declares it an equal to any ancient Greek or Chinese account of empires rising and falling… (THE GLOBE AND MAIL)
The story (taking place in late 1600s in Ontario along the Lake Huron and Ottawa river shores) is captivating, the book is meticulously researched while its author Joseph Boyden is an award winning Canadian of Irish, Scottish and Anishinaabe heritage (Joseph Boyden on Amazon.ca)
First published in 2005, the book is a fascinating, scholarly historic tour – up to modern times – exploring vanished civilizations.
On lonely Easter Island, humans ignored nature, built astonishing monuments to themselves, and guaranteed their own demise. Other civilizations have done, and are doing, much the same thing. In this wonderfully researched and written book, Jared Diamond details the forces that lead to collapse and shows us what we must do to avert crisis. Our grandchildren are counting on us to read and understand it. (Robert H. Waterman, coauthor of In Search of Excellence)
What’s in it for me, reading a book published in 1995?
Child 44 – by Tom Rob Smith
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Buy the book here (Amazon Canada):
Child 44 and The Secret Speech: Digital Omnibus Edition (The Child 44 Trilogy)