Category: Literary Fiction.

Book Review: The Need by Helen Phillips

Book Review: The Need by Helen Phillips

As a mother of two young children, I was hesitant to pick up a book about a mother of two young children. Especially when this book is also about an intruder who breaks into the house while the mother is at home with her kids, and her husband is away on business. Have...
Book Review: Chasing Painted Horses by Drew Hayden Taylor

Book Review: Chasing Painted Horses by Drew Hayden Taylor

I’m a big fan of Drew Hayden Taylor’s writing. His words are funny, empathetic, and entertaining all at the same time. Every book of his I read, I’m more hopeful that Canada’s indigenous population, colonizers and immigrants will one day live...
Book Review: Dual Citizens by Alix Ohlin

Book Review: Dual Citizens by Alix Ohlin

Did you watch the Giller awards on Monday night? I was glued to the television screen, strangely nervous to see who the winner of Canada’s biggest book prize would be. As you no doubt realized already, Dual Citizens by Alix Ohlin did not win, but I really...
Book Review: The Innocents by Michael Crummey

Book Review: The Innocents by Michael Crummey

Let me set the scene for you: two kids live in an extremely isolated cove, their parents die, and they are forced to harvest and catch their own food as a means of survival. That’s it. That’s the book. And in the words of the author-who would want to read...
Book Review: Reproduction by Ian Williams

Book Review: Reproduction by Ian Williams

Reproduction by Ian Williams, winner of the 2019 Giller Prize is a quirky read. Aside from this book being PAINFULLY LONG, I enjoyed it. It plays with lots of things: format, timelines, even phrasing. That being said, I’m a reader who doesn’t like...