Category: Literary Fiction.

Book Review: Speak, Silence by Kim Echlin

Book Review: Speak, Silence by Kim Echlin

If you haven’t read a book by Kim Echlin yet, you really should. Her latest, Speak, Silence is a beautiful yet horrific meditation on women who are testifying at a trial at the Hague against the systemic rape they experienced during the Bosnian war. The topic is...
Book Review: All I Ask by Eva Crocker

Book Review: All I Ask by Eva Crocker

I knew going into this book that it would be about being a young person. As in, the life of a 20-something with no kids, a part-time job, renting with friends kind of story. As a 30-something, I get a real kick out of reading these kind of books. Because I moved in...
Book Review: Bootleg Stardust by Glenn Dixon

Book Review: Bootleg Stardust by Glenn Dixon

In a work of fiction, one of the most enjoyable experiences to read about is a protagonist striking it big, finding the perfect person, landing that killer job, or realizing one’s dreams, whatever that may be. Bootleg Stardust by Glenn Dixon is a great example...
Double Book Review: Two Tales of One Alberta

Double Book Review: Two Tales of One Alberta

Bookworms are especially perceptive. I may be biased of course, but for those who read as much as I do, I think we all share the ability to acknowledge the thousands of perspectives we can find in the pages of books. Unintentionally, I read two books, one after the...
Book Review: Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Book Review: Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Beartown by Fredrik Backman is another book I picked up at my local library (curbside that is, apparently Calgary has the highest COVID numbers in the North America at the moment so libraries aren’t open right now). I’ve wanted to read it for awhile since...