What I Read – January 2022

Read: Starling - Kirsten Cram (Highway Six Press, 2021) Bibliolepsy - Gina Apostol (Soho Press, 2022) Defenestrate - Renee Branum (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022) Seeking Fortunate Elsewhere - Sindya Bhanoo (Catapult, 2022) The Chosen and the Beautiful - Nghi Vo (Tom Doherty Associates, 2021) None But the Righteous - Chantal James (Counterpoint, 2022) New From Here… Continue reading What I Read – January 2022

Book Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

Once Upon a River - Diane Setterfield (Bond Street Books, 2018) In the late 19th century, the Swan pub sits on the banks of the River Thames. It is known for its storytelling, a place where people gather to share a drink, to tell a story. One winter night, solstice, a man bursts into the… Continue reading Book Review: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

What I Read – July 2021

Read: The Devil and the Dark Water - Stuart Turton (HarperCollins Publishers, 2020) Made in China - Anna Qu (Catapult, 2021) Transcendent Kingdom - Yaa Gyasi (Bond Street Books, 2020) Notes on Grief - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) Did Not Finish: Floating City - Kerri Sakamoto I picked this up because it… Continue reading What I Read – July 2021

What I Read – September 2020

Read: Family in Six Tones - Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao (Putnam, 2020) God in My Everything - Ken Shigematsu (Zondervan, 2013) Hamnet & Judith - Maggie O'Farrell (Knopf Canada, 2020) The Nickel Boys - Colson Whitehead (Bond Street Books, 2020) The Apothecary - Maile Meloy (Puffin Books, 2011) How Much of These… Continue reading What I Read – September 2020

Book Review: The Porpoise by Mark Haddon

The Porpoise - Mark Haddon (Bond Street Books, 2019) The Porpoise is a re-telling of Shakespeare's play Pericles, Prince of Tyre, which is a re-telling of the story of Apollonius, which is a story told by many writers and oral story-tellers going back at least as far as John Gower in 1393. This, at least,… Continue reading Book Review: The Porpoise by Mark Haddon

What I Read – July 2019

READ: Say Say Say - Lila Savage (Alfred A. Knopf, 2019) Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead - Olga Tokarczuk (Riverhead Books, 2019) (translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones) Reproduction - Ian Williams (Random House Canada, 2019) The Porpoise - Mark Haddon (Bond Street Books, 2019) Watermark - Christy Ann Conlin… Continue reading What I Read – July 2019

What I Read – April 2019

Read: The Lesser Bohemians - Eimear McBride (McClelland & Stewart, 2016) The Night Tiger - Yangsze Choo (Flatiron Books, 2019) Ordinary People - Diana Evans (Bond Street Books, 2018) The Incendiaries - R.O. Kwon (Riverhead Books, 2018) Leaving the Witness - Amber Scorah (Viking, 2019) The Woo Woo - Lindsay Wong (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018)… Continue reading What I Read – April 2019

Book Review: Ordinary People by Diana Evans

Ordinary People - Diana Evans (Bond Street Books, 2018) The wondering had increased, until she had announced to the midwife that she wanted a VBAC, the term referring to the category of women who are stupid enough to try it again the natural way, to return to the vagina, to risk the rupturing of the… Continue reading Book Review: Ordinary People by Diana Evans

Book Review – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

Harold Fry goes down the street to mail a letter and ends of walking across England. This is the basic plot of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Bond Street Books, 2012) and it has many of the hallmarks of a classic hero quest. Harold is a decent guy, recently retired, married to Maureen, father… Continue reading Book Review – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce