Book Review: NDN Coping Mechanisms by Billy-Ray Belcourt

Book Review: NDN Coping Mechanisms by Billy-Ray Belcourt

It’s the inaugural I Read Canadian Day today (February 19), and to celebrate I’m highlighting a Canadian book published by a Canadian press, written by an Albertan. NDN Coping Mechanisms by Billy-Ray Belcourt was published in 2019 by House of Anansi Press....
Book Review: Starlight by Richard Wagamese

Book Review: Starlight by Richard Wagamese

How do you properly review a book that’s unfinished? Starlight by Richard Wagamese is the novel he was writing when he suddenly died, leaving can-lit lovers like myself in mourning. With his death, we lost a compassionate and wise writer who still had so much to...
Book Review: Clifford by Harold R. Johnson

Book Review: Clifford by Harold R. Johnson

Clifford by Harold R. Johnson has sat on my bookshelf for far too long. It wasn’t until I saw Johnson speak at Wordfest this past fall that I realized what I was missing out on, so I finally picked it up and gave it a go. At only 260 pages of very large font, I...
Book Review: From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle

Book Review: From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle

You know how people joke they are addicted to something? I regularly claim I’m addicted to chocolate, and those of you who know me well know this is a fairly accurate statement. I almost always have it in the house, and when I go a full day without having any of...
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...