Category: Literary Fiction.

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...
Book Review: The Ghost in the House by Sara O’Leary

Book Review: The Ghost in the House by Sara O’Leary

Imagine my delight when realizing the author of my favourite children’s picture book had penned a novel for adults! I didn’t care what the topic was, whether it was fiction or non-fiction, I wanted to read it right away, and I’m relieved to say I...
Book Review: The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Book Review: The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

I don’t read a lot of historical fiction, although I do like to dabble every once in awhile, and The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave caught my eye because it deals with witches, at least, the idea of them. It’s also based on a true story, which again,...
Book Review: All The Lost Things by Michelle Sacks

Book Review: All The Lost Things by Michelle Sacks

Although it’s difficult to write in the voice of a child, I’ve had pretty good luck finding authors that do it well. This is why I had such high hopes for All The Lost Things by Michelle Sacks, a work of fiction about a Dad abducting his 7-year-old...