Category: Literary Fiction.

Book Review: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

Book Review: The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

Is the idea of visiting a remote glass hotel off an island a terrifying thought, or a welcome one? Personally, I love immersing myself in nature, so the idea of sitting in a five-star resort with not another soul in sight (other than the staff mixing my cocktails) is...
Book Review: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

Book Review: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

Ever since reading There, There by Tommy Orange a few years ago, I’ve been eager to buy more books about the American Aboriginal experience. These books are hard to find (at least as a Canadian, they seem be hard to find), and other than Louise Erdrich,...
Book Review: The Dishwasher by Stephane Larue

Book Review: The Dishwasher by Stephane Larue

As I write this review, The Dishwasher by Stephane Laure, translated from the French by Pablo Strauss was named winner of the Amazon Canada First Novel Award just a few days ago. A prize devoted to first-time novelists only, it’s a highly-coveted way of...
Book Review: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

Book Review: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

Do I love to read a book that’s stirred up controversy? Of course I do! Who doesn’t? I always want to see what all the fuss is about, even though I know I’m willingly jumping on a bandwagon that doesn’t need another rider. My Dark Vanessa by...
Book Review: Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson

Book Review: Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson

I groaned inwardly as I read the description for this book as a ‘literary western’. I generally hate the western genre, I find it very dull, I don’t like guns and I’m not really a horse person, so what is there for me? Luckily I picked up...
Book Review: Songs for the End of the World by Saleema Nawaz

Book Review: Songs for the End of the World by Saleema Nawaz

Living smack dab in the middle of a global pandemic seems like the PERFECT time to read a novel about a global pandemic right? Ok maybe not, and for those who are suffering from anxiety over our current situation, you may not want to reach for a book about a virus...