Third memoir Ladies of Loretto is a light hearted sometimes poignant trek through the adventure #That Is Called High School #is called high school s story of teachers she feared and catty girls who tore her down along with shared laughter and triumphant victories take each of us back in time to those days when we were trying to find ourselves and our higher callings We feel the same trepidation she had When She Entered Loretto she entered Loretto who will be her friends who will be her enemies We commiserate with Viga when she has those fat days We cringe with embarrassment for her when she is called to account by the teachers We wait for the punishment of the nuns as she did and sass back in the classroom passing notes and looking for the admiration of our peers right alongside her We see Viga grow over the ears of her school career into an ambassador for the College We see the blossoming of respect she gains for these bewildering creatures called nuns We see her find confidence in herself and her abilities Ultimately we come to realize that Loretto College wasn t such a bad place to be after all And as promised most of the girls emerged as ladies ready to conuer the world I heartily recommend this book to anyone looking for a nostalgic return to the good old days You won t be disappointed Kudos once again Vig. Will share with the current and future Ladies of Loretto Judy Pedrosa English Department Loretto College School Toronto Ontario 2015PLEASE NOTE At this time this book is ONLY available directly from the author via her website It's available in both signed and printed softcover and in digital formats for our Kindle or ePub readers Vis. Of life at a Catholic #high school for girls Viga has a way with words and gave this public #school for girls Viga Boland has a way with words and gave this public girl a glimpse of nuns no no s and nonsense We have all had our share of not fitting in feeling like a geek and low self esteem Viga manages to put a humorous twist to those feelings and finally realizing that she has many talents I loved the story about the black eyebrow pencil that the nun insisted that Viga aka Heidi was wearing and the elaborate attempt to wash off her God given real life eyebrows Great job Vigakeep writing our zest for life is contagious I received my copy of Viga s book this morningand guess what I ve already read it I love Viga s style of writing which I know from her two earlier books No Tears for My Father and Learning to Love Myself This book is much lighter often laugh out loud funny and sometimes uite sad reminding me of how cruel girls can be to each other at school but mainly joyful with plenty of laughsI m always amazed how Viga has managed to achieve such a wonderful sense of humour despite all the adversities of her life I admire her immensely and just wish there was another book in the pipeline But I also know I will enjoy re reading all of her worksMany thanks for sharing so much with us all Viga A truly remarkable womanCheri x Viga Boland Declared sinful the Beatles were just getting started JFK was assassinated and there were no such things as sex ed and cell phones The Ladies of Loretto is timeless I made several connections to it and our girls today could learn about their history and would definitely be able to relate This book will definitely be a resource that .
This review is copiedpasted with permission by me It was written by Judy Pedrosa an English teacher at the current Loretto College School in Toronto which is hosting the formal book launch for The Ladies of Loretto on the former school premises on Brunswick Ave on May 30 2015 Here s what Judy had to sayVigaWellit was uite the read I loved it It brought back some wonderful memories and continued to make me proud to be a Lady of Loretto Thank ou for sending those advanced copies I started to read it in the afternoon and read an excerpt to my grade 11 class as they sa I loved this book It was funny went uickly I couldn t put it down and touched on some of the universal themes of high school Well written How exciting to discover that a book titled Ladies of Loretto was in print and was a memoir of the early 60 s when I was actually there at Loretto Brunswick I ordered it immediately and happily it arrived within days I read it right through Oh what a wonderful read It awakened so many memories in me of the school the teachers the students and the times we lived in It was all so real I could empathize
with the author in so many of those chapters The pleasure I received from reading the book hasthe author in so many of those chapters The pleasure I received from reading the book has me still smiling Thank ou Viga Boland for writing this book What a delightful #tour. Did ou attend a Catholic girls' high school in the '60's Viga Boland author of No # Did ou attend a Catholic girls' high school in the '60's Viga Boland author of No for my Father and Learning to Love Myself did Join her now as she takes ou on an occasionally irreverent ride through those good bad happy and sometimes sad days when the Russians sent a dog into Space the Mashed Potato was a dance The Twist was. ,