Book Review: Wenjack by Joseph Boyden

Book Review: Wenjack by Joseph Boyden

I received Wenjack by Joseph Boyden as a gift a few years ago, and have been meaning to read it since then. Considering it’s so short (102 pages), it’s a shame it has taken me so long to get to it because it’s a very well written novella and...
Book Review: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Book Review: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

I’m reminded of a particular quote: “This might hurt a little. Be brave.” when I think of The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. That sentence appears at the beginning of Megan Gail Coles’ book Small Game Hunting, but it’s all too...
Book Review: Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga

Book Review: Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga

Seven Fallen Feathers by investigative journalist Tanya Talaga is a few things; it’s a non-fiction account of the death of seven different indigenous children in Thunder Bay, it’s a cautionary tale to parents who send their emotionally unprepared kids to...
Book Review: Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq

Book Review: Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq

I’ve been meaning to read and review Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq for awhile now… since October, to be exact. I saw Tagaq perform in Calgary as part of Wordfest, and once I listened to her read it out loud, I knew I’d enjoy reading it myself too. Her...
Book Review: The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman

Book Review: The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman

It’s strange timing that I read this book while pregnant, as The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman describes not one, not two, but three (!) different childbirth experiences. I raced through this book, and everytime I reached one of these scenes, I could...
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