Book Reviews

The Islands of Doctor Thomas by Francoise Enguehard

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The Islands of Doctor Thomas
By Francoise Enguehard

 

 

Published: 2009
Published By: Breakwater Books

Format Read: Paperback
Genre: Canadian Literature

Rating: 3/5
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Synopsis

A successful architect returns to his childhood island home; St. Pierre et Miquelon. There he and a young family friend become fascinated with the discovery of a collection of photographs by a Dr. Louis Thomas dating back to 1913.

My Thoughts

I came across The Islands of Doctor Thomas at my local library and was intrigued by the setting. While St. Pierre et Miquelon are French islands, they are located very close to Newfoundland on the Atlantic Ocean. Even though it is on my bucket list to visit, I know very little about them.

So naturally this book interested me from a geographical point of view. It also compared the culture of these islands and how they differ and compare to that of France and North America (specifically Newfoundland).

The authors writing style (which was translated from French) is reflective and rich in metaphors. The story is very connected to the nature of the islands and the mood of those who live there.

Although the overall tone was quite melancholy it was still beautifully written. Unfortunately some of these traits went over my head and I don’t think that I was able to truly appreciate the meaning behind Enguehard’s words.

I would recommend The Islands of Doctor Thomas to those who enjoy literary fiction.

 

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Read-a-thons

Bout of Books 20: Master Post

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

This will serve as my Master Post where I will keep track of my reading progress and any challenges I participate in. Best of luck to all those who are participating.

Day 4: April 24

Books Read: 
The Islands of Doctor Thomas by Francoise Enguehard (20 pgs)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling (23 pg)
Pages Read: 43

Total Pages Read:  287
Total Books Completed: 0


Day 3: April 23

Books Read:
The Islands of Doctor Thomas by Francoise Enguehard (32 pgs)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling (10 pgs)
Pages Read: 42

Total Pages Read: 144
Total Books Completed: 0


Day 2: April 22

Books Read:
The Islands of Doctor Thomas by Francoise Enguehard (30pgs)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (10 pgs)
Pages Read: 40

Total Pages Read: 112
Total Books Completed: 0


Day 1: April 21

Books Read:
The Islands of Doctor Thomas by Francoise Enguehard (50 pgs)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling (22 pgs)
Pages Read: 72

Total Pages Read: 72
Total Books Completed: 0 


 

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Bout of Books 20 Sign-up

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

I can’t believe that last Bout of Books Read-a-thon I participated in was a year ago! So its about time that I participate again. Not to mention that fact that I’m so far behind in my yearly reading goal. I’m hoping that this week will be as productive as can be.

Here is my tentative TBR:

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The Hangman (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #6.5) by Louise Penny

On a cold November morning, a jogger runs through the woods in the peaceful Quebec village of Three Pines. On his run, he finds a dead man hanging from a tree.
The dead man was a guest at the local Inn and Spa. He might have been looking for peace and quiet, but something else found him. Something horrible.
Did the man take his own life? Or was he murdered? Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called to the crime scene. As Gamache follows the trail of clues, he opens a door into the past. And he learns the true reason why the man came to Three Pines.

The Islands of Doctor Thomas by Franchise Enguehard 

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Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul by Jack Canfield, et. al. 

There are many ways to define a woman: daughter, mother, wife, professional, friend, student… We are each special and unique, yet we share a common connection.

Wishing the best to those who are participating.