Category: Literary Fiction.

Book Review: Arborescent by Marc Herman Lynch

Book Review: Arborescent by Marc Herman Lynch

One of my upcoming segments for radio is a focus on debut authors from independent presses in Canada, because the Simon and Schuster acquisition by Penguin Random House is a scary one for many Canadians. Although it won’t be all bad for the reader, it will...
Book Review: Girl by Edna O’Brien

Book Review: Girl by Edna O’Brien

A few months ago I reviewed a book on this blog that raised the question; why read a book when you know it is going to be disturbing? Because I am a paid book critic, I consider it my duty to read all kind of stories, even when they don’t appeal to me. The...
Book Review: Watershed by Doreen Vanderstoop

Book Review: Watershed by Doreen Vanderstoop

I’ve got another work of climate fiction for you; a genre based on some of our worst anxieties based on what the world may look like as we continue our climb into warmer temperatures. What’s different about Watershed by Doreen Vanderstoop is that it takes...
Book Review: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

Book Review: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel

It seems strange to admit, but the cover of Infinite Country by Patricia Engel is the first thing that drew me into it, which is rare for me; I’m rarely swayed by the cover of a book, but I loved the metallic rainbow panels in between the detailed pencil...
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...