Book review: No Poverty Between the Sheets by Pauline Kiely

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Book Details:
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Book Title:  No Poverty Between the Sheets by Pauline Kiely
Category: Adult non-fiction, 258 pages
Genre:  Memoir
Publisher:  A Passionate Pen
Published:  March 2012
Available in: Print and e-book (mobi for Kindle), PDF
Will send books:  Canada and USA
Tour dates:  August 10 to 28, 2015
Content Rating: PG-13 Mature
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Book Description:
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This book documents the strong ties that bind generations together. When the author poses the question to her Irish Granny, “If you were so poor why did you have ten children?” Says she, “To be certain, there was no poverty between the sheets!” This sassy saga of a large family that is half Irish and half French Canadian captures hilarious voices and comical antics of a vibrant family that is cloaked in love. A horse theme and song lyrics are neatly knitted throughout the layers of generations.
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Meet the Author:

1013529Pauline Kiely has been an avid student of Creative Writing her entire life. This author has consistently taken various courses and workshops offered at University of Toronto and Trent Universities. A year long memoir course with Susan Reynolds brought out this witty honest voice that shoots straight from the hip aiming for the heart.

Connect with the author:   Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook

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REVIEW:

This rockin’ memoir tells the story of a French Canadian girl who marries an Irish gent. Their story includes their children, their extended family (the French Connection) , their friends, travels and pets.  We read of their dreams,  disappointments and the love they had for their family.  It’s a crazy reality show in a book!  Pauline describes her family like this:

“My parents are like two sticks of dynamite, and I’m their mixed-up kid!”
The expressions Pauline uses are priceless and you can’t help but admire a girl who had a crush on Davy Jones from the TV show “The Monkees”.

The book is filled with funny quotes as well as serious expressions such as:

“Work is serious but doesn’t have to be miserable.  If you enjoy what they are doing and see positive results, what more can you ask for?  Life isn’t a bed of roses.  Life is what you make it, kid!”   There are plenty of photos throughout the book.  Be sure to catch Granny Kiely’s outrageous remarks!  A fun read!

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