Category: Short Story Collections.

Book Review: Animal Person by Alexander MacLeod

Book Review: Animal Person by Alexander MacLeod

Alexander MacLeod and his father, celebrated canlit icon Alistair MacLeod are two writers I’ve always felt I should read more of – this is partly due to the wonderful book reviews of Alistair’s writing that can be found on the fabulous book blogs...
Book Review: The Haunted Bookshelf Series from Biblioasis

Book Review: The Haunted Bookshelf Series from Biblioasis

I was mildly aware of the old Christmas tradition of reading spooky ghost stories on Christmas Eve thanks to the historical knowledge and research of one of my favourite book bloggers, FictionFan. So you can imagine my delight when I received a package of three...
Book Review: Householders by Kate Cayley

Book Review: Householders by Kate Cayley

Having read a few reviews of Householders by Kate Cayley, I started to view this book that Biblioasis sent me (bless them) as a hidden gem that only people ‘in the know’ were reading and writing about. A starred review in Quill and Quire cinched it for me...
Book Review: The Best of Me by David Sedaris

Book Review: The Best of Me by David Sedaris

Is there any greater pleasure than reading a book by your favourite author? Probably, but whenever a David Sedaris book is released, even one that’s only a selection of previously-released stories, I celebrate! He is my favourite author, and it’s my goal...
Book Review: Vermin by Lori Hahnel

Book Review: Vermin by Lori Hahnel

As the economy continues to take a nose dive here in Alberta, I’m becoming more and more determined to read local and encouraging others to do the same. When possible, buying locally-authored books from an independent book store is even better because it keeps...
Book Review: How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

Book Review: How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa most recently appeared on the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, and we’ll find out on October 5 if it makes it to the shortlist. Interestingly, it’s a collection of short stories, written by a poet....