Category: Book Reviews.

Radio Segment: Books that Take Us Away

Radio Segment: Books that Take Us Away

It doesn’t take much to please me these days, as you’ll hear on my latest radio segment with the CBC Homestretch. I admit to wanting to take a vacation on my couch, but don’t we all? An uninterrupted stretch of reading time is all I need for my...
Book Review: Fly Me by Daniel Riley

Book Review: Fly Me by Daniel Riley

This is the perfect book to read in the dead of a Canadian winter. Fly Me by Daniel Riley is a novel that’s set mostly in the beach community of Sela del Mar, California in the year 1972. Think bell bottoms, big sunglasses, surf culture and young kids...
Book Review: The Child by Fiona Barton

Book Review: The Child by Fiona Barton

I was hesitant to pick up this book knowing it begins with the grisly discovery of a newborn’s bones, simply because I’m a) pregnant right now, therefore very emotional and b) already a mother of one child, which means I’m much more sensitive to...
Book Review: The Shoe on the Roof by Will Ferguson

Book Review: The Shoe on the Roof by Will Ferguson

I think Will Ferguson is hilarious, in person and in writing. Full disclosure; he’s a Calgarian, so I get to see him around quite a bit, which is why I know he’s funny on and off and page. We’re not buds or anything, but I would comfortably call us...
Book Review: The Boat People by Sharon Bala

Book Review: The Boat People by Sharon Bala

I adored this book. I found it difficult to read, and when I finished each chapter I had to put it down and sigh out my emotions, but I already know this will be one of the best books I read this year, if not THE best. And yes, I’m aware this year just...