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CMC, Vol 7, No1 (2021)
“By transcribing this momentous story, Irene Oore bears witness in her way to the immense courage and nobility of which human beings are capable, despite all the flaws inherent in their natures. She accomplishes this in a style that is terse, incisive, yet can soar lyrically without sentimentality when the occasion requires it. … Although often heartbreaking, the book is strangely uplifting.

For its depictions, then, of an irrepressible will to live, of evil lurking within our human condition, for its portrait of a remarkable woman expressed in an equally remarkable style of writing, The Listener is a must-read.”

THE COAST REVIEW (Dec 2019)
Irène Oore’s The Listener says it all
This wonderful memoir … celebrates and opens personal questions important to many of us … This book reminds us about the experiences many carry. This is part of our culture. The Listener is more than a personal story; it contributes to our path of creating better lives for one another. This, too, is part of our culture.”
—A. Marguerite Cassin

WINNIPEGFREEPRESS REVIEW (Sept 2019)
“…precisely what Halifax writer Irene Oore has done — and she has done it with grace, reverence, poignancy and power.  . . .  By lovingly reiterating her mother’s carefully chosen words and observations, Oore speaks volumes about trauma and the way in which it is unwittingly passed down from one generation to the next.
—Sharon Chisvin

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BOOK LAUNCH:
Dear Friends, thank you for making the book launch so special.
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