Category: Literary Fiction.

Book Review: The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

Book Review: The Candy House by Jennifer Egan

Right off the bat, just want to warn you all this book is NOT about candy, or treats of any kind (disappointing, I know). The Candy House by Jennifer Egan is a warning wrapped in multiple layers of story. The candy house in the title is referring to a few different...
Book Review: Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

Book Review: Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

I won’t say my reading is influenced by awards, because it rarely is – quite often, my book choices depend on the themes I’ve come up with for my monthly radio segment, and the books that land on my doorstep for review. But every so often I break out...
Book Review: If You Hear Me by Pascale Quiviger

Book Review: If You Hear Me by Pascale Quiviger

Sometimes it feels good to just have a little cry, and you’ll have to keep the therapeutic benefits of sobbing in mind if you plan on reading If You Hear Me by Pascale Quiviger, translated from the French by Lazer Lederhendler. It’s a daunting read knowing...
Book Review: Vladimir by Julia May Jonas

Book Review: Vladimir by Julia May Jonas

When I saw the cover of this book I was intrigued (and mildly grossed out?), but when I read the description of it, and the promise of sex scandals with professors on campus, I thought – sounds spicy! Perfect for this time of year when everything is melting,...
Book Review: Manikanetish by Naomi Fontaine

Book Review: Manikanetish by Naomi Fontaine

I seem to have great luck with the translated books that I read, and that success is mostly due to the careful eye of the editors at the Arachnide imprint from Canadian press House of Anansi. They regularly choose the best and the brightest when it comes to translated...
Book Review: Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley

Book Review: Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley

Does a book called “Hot Stew” all about a crowded neighborhood kind of give you the willies? Normally I’d say ‘me too’, but because I’ve spent the last two years avoiding people, Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley sounded like something I...