Book Review: Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris

Book Review: Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris

While on vacation I indulged by reading my favourite author of all time, David Sedaris. I picked up this quirky little collection of animal-themed stories Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk at the Calgary Reads book sale a few months ago, and because this is a departure from his...
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....
Book Review: Something for Everyone by Lisa Moore

Book Review: Something for Everyone by Lisa Moore

Everyone gets excited when Lisa Moore releases a short story collection, mainly because she hasn’t in a while, and it’s the form she ‘broke out’ with. I’ve only read her novels thus far, but I love her writing, so I knew I would enjoy...
Book Review: At-Risk by Amina Gautier

Book Review: At-Risk by Amina Gautier

Probably for the first time ever, I spent months reading one book. Many would take that as a sign that I didn’t like it, but in fact it is quite the opposite. Amina Gautier’s collection of stories At-Risk is quite affecting; stark in its unapologetic...
Book Review: The Dead Husband Project by Sarah Meehan Sirk

Book Review: The Dead Husband Project by Sarah Meehan Sirk

It’s been awhile since I’ve really LOVED a short story collection, but I can finally say that The Dead Husband Project by Sarah Meehan Sirk is definitely one of the best I’ve read in a long time. Each piece in this collection is strong and emotionally affecting, but...