Category: Literary Fiction.

Book Review: Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

Book Review: Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

A new genre is emerging in books, and it’s called ‘climate fiction’. Typically dystopian (because how could it NOT be?) it describes a future in which the environmental impacts of global warming are no longer escapable by anyone, and life as we now...
Valentine’s Day Reads for You and Your Little

Valentine’s Day Reads for You and Your Little

Valentine’s Day is no doubt going to look a little different for many this year, and for me especially this is going to become a family holiday more than it ever has in the past, because what else am I going to do on a freezing-cold Sunday in the house with my...
Book Review: Luster by Raven Leilani

Book Review: Luster by Raven Leilani

I’ve had this book on my shelf for awhile now and I didn’t get to it earlier because of other reading commitments, but I was really excited to finally dive in because a) it’s been getting exceptional reviews and b) I loved another book similar to it,...
Book Review: Daniil & Vanya by Marie-Helene Larochelle

Book Review: Daniil & Vanya by Marie-Helene Larochelle

Hoo boy, this book is tough. It’s a difficult story, disturbing on many levels, but compulsively readable at the same time. There are, thankfully, trigger warnings at the beginning, (they call them ‘content notes’), so I’ll reiterate that...
Book Review: Blue Ticket by Sophie Mackintosh

Book Review: Blue Ticket by Sophie Mackintosh

Motherhood is such a hot topic in fiction these days, and why shouldn’t it be? There are lots of feelings and events to muddle through in this time of life, and like parenting in general, the capacity and opportunity for trauma is endless (LOL). One aspect that...
Book Review: The Finder by Will Ferguson

Book Review: The Finder by Will Ferguson

I’m a proud Calgarian and the fact that Giller Prize winning author Will Ferguson also lives in Calgary is just the tip of the iceberg of our wonderful writing community. I’ve been posting lots of local book reviews lately for good reason, we have a wealth...