“Ten Thousand Truths” by Susan White {Book Club}

Book Club

The long warm summer days are now behind us and the crisp autumn mornings have arrived.  For children, it’s time for back to school and for me it’s time for back to book club! Our book club members recently met to set up this years itinerary and as someone in the group pointed out, we seem to have a bit of a numbers theme happening.

Our book for October was written by Susan White and is titled, Ten Thousand Truths.  I fell completely in love with this story; a heartbroken and troubled young girl, written off as a lost cause who eventually thrives and flourishes within the wise, kind and empathetic embrace of her new “family”.

Maybe it’s because I always wanted to live on a farm,  but I was completely enchanted by White’s descriptions of such normally mundane tasks as picking raspberries, swimming in the lake or preparing dinner.  I was a welcomed guest, quietly hovering over the farm and silently observing the daily happenings.

You don’t often have this happen,  but this poignant and enthralling novel has a very wide demographic appeal and is the perfect read for everyone from eight to ninety-eight.

About the Author –   Susan White was born in New Brunswick, Canada and moved from one New Brunswick city to another.  As  a teenager her family moved to the Kingston Penninsula and she only left long enough to earn her BA and BEd.  Settling on the peninsula, she and her husband raised four children and ran a small farm while she taught elementary school. Since retiring she is grateful to now have time to work on writing and the freedom to visit her two granddaughters in Alberta.  Her first book, The Year Mrs. Montague Cried  won the 2012 Ann Connor Brimer Award.   Ten Thousand Truths, is Ms White’s second book, she has completed a third and is now working on her fourth book.  You can visit her website at author-susan-white.

BUY ITTen Thousand Truths is available at Indigo and Amazon 


  1. It is a heart warming book and I especially loved the local colour of the book. I’d love to actually go and visit the old house on Walton’s Lake some day.

  2. Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice says

    Love your book review. I agree totally with your opinions. I can’t wait to speak with Ms White to get the “behind the scenes” info. I believe I have seen her on TV (Live @ Five) talking about her book ” When Mrs Montague Cried”.

  3. Thank you Monica for such an insightful and kind review of my book. I am really looking forward to meeting with your book club at the end of the month.

  4. I honestly can’t remember the last time I read a book. :) She sounds like a great author though that really loves what she does.

  5. Sounds like a great book. I hope you can take pictures and then show us ;)

  6. sounds like a great book!

  7. I haven’t’ heard of that book before. It sounds good though. I really need to get reading some more books. I have a pile left untouched since the summer.

  8. Always looking for a great red. Thanks for sharing this book by a fellow Canadian

  9. Great review! Sounds like another book I need to add to my reading list!

  10. How cool is it that the author commented on your post!!

    It sounds like a perfectly delicious book. I am looking forward to getting back into reading a bit now that the weather is turning.

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