Category: Literary Fiction.

Book Review: How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

Book Review: How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa most recently appeared on the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, and we’ll find out on October 5 if it makes it to the shortlist. Interestingly, it’s a collection of short stories, written by a poet....
Book Review: A Russian Sister by Caroline Adderson

Book Review: A Russian Sister by Caroline Adderson

It’s been years since I’ve read a book by Caroline Adderson, and I don’t remember anything about the last book itself other than the fact I loved it. Adderson is one of those writers that motivates me to pick up her work, regardless of the genre, and...
Book Review: Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo

Book Review: Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo

Every once in a while during my reading travels, I unknowingly pick up a book that speaks directly to me in that particular moment in my life. Because I read so many books, and consciously pick ones that I think I may like, this doesn’t come as a shock, but...
Book Review: The Braver Thing by Clifford Jackman

Book Review: The Braver Thing by Clifford Jackman

A few months ago I was scrolling through a publishing catalog and I came across a work of literary fiction all about pirates in the 1700s, so obviously I had to read it! Old-timey pirates; I find them equal parts fascinating and scary. I was curious to see if these...
Book Review: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires

Book Review: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires

Do you have to be in a book club to enjoy this book? Absolutely not! Will you enjoy this book if you can find humour in just about any situation? That would be a resounding ‘yes’! Humour and horror mix strangely well together, and when you throw in a bunch...
Book Review: Indians on Vacation by Thomas King

Book Review: Indians on Vacation by Thomas King

This is the first book I’ve read by Thomas King, a well-respected American-Canadian Indigenous author who has won numerous awards in Canada for his writing, often focusing on issues facing First Nations people. Aside from his admirable reputation, he lives in my...