Category: Literary Fiction.

Book Review: Bootleg Stardust by Glenn Dixon

Book Review: Bootleg Stardust by Glenn Dixon

In a work of fiction, one of the most enjoyable experiences to read about is a protagonist striking it big, finding the perfect person, landing that killer job, or realizing one’s dreams, whatever that may be. Bootleg Stardust by Glenn Dixon is a great example...
Double Book Review: Two Tales of One Alberta

Double Book Review: Two Tales of One Alberta

Bookworms are especially perceptive. I may be biased of course, but for those who read as much as I do, I think we all share the ability to acknowledge the thousands of perspectives we can find in the pages of books. Unintentionally, I read two books, one after the...
Book Review: Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Book Review: Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Beartown by Fredrik Backman is another book I picked up at my local library (curbside that is, apparently Calgary has the highest COVID numbers in the North America at the moment so libraries aren’t open right now). I’ve wanted to read it for awhile since...
Book Review: Other People’s Children by R.J. Hoffmann

Book Review: Other People’s Children by R.J. Hoffmann

I’ll admit to requesting this book because of the title alone: Other People’s Children by R.J. Hoffmann seemed liked the type of catty novel that describes the judgements we make about how people raise their kids ( we all do it!). So imagine my surprise...
Book Review: Charity by Keath Fraser

Book Review: Charity by Keath Fraser

Even though Charity by Keath Fraser is only a novella (114 pages in length), it felt more like a novel, diving into a multitude of topics; drugs, body image, parental responsibility, ageism. Summaries of a few different people’s lives are included, but much of...
Book Review: The Good Son by Carolyn Huizinga Mills

Book Review: The Good Son by Carolyn Huizinga Mills

This book surprised me. Based on its cover, and its publisher (Cormorant Books), I was expecting a very literary novel, something with drawn out descriptions and hidden meanings, usually a bit slower in pace. Instead, I found a page-turner of a novel in The Good Son...