Book Review: Into the Sun by Deni Ellis Bechard

Book Review: Into the Sun by Deni Ellis Bechard

I’m really torn between my conflicting thoughts on this book. Into the Sun by Deni Ellis Bechard is extremely ambitious, it goes into many in-depth descriptions of various people’s lives, starting from their childhood and ending with their deaths, all...
Book Review: Hysteria by Elisabeth de Mariaffi

Book Review: Hysteria by Elisabeth de Mariaffi

My Canadian readers will probably be familiar with this latest can-lit thriller: Hysteria by Elisabeth de Mariaffi. It’s just come out, and it’s getting a hysterical amount of press (obviously I had to use that adjective somewhere in this review, but I...
Video Review: Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill

Video Review: Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill

My Canadian readers won’t be at all surprised to see I’m reviewing Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill because¬†it won the richest literary prize in Canada back in November: the Giller Prize. I’ll be honest though, I had no intention of reading it...
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...