Book Review: Women Talking by Miriam Toews

Women Talking - Miriam Toews (Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2018) The dominant theme of Miriam Toews' work is the Mennonite people. Mennonites are a unique people group, a religious group that fled Russia many generations ago. Many ended up in Canada as farmers and in time have widely assimilated into modern life. Several of these… Continue reading Book Review: Women Talking by Miriam Toews

Book Review: When We Lost Our Heads by Heather O’Neill

When We Lost Our Heads - Heather O'Neill (Harper Collins Publishers, 2022) If you've read and enjoyed Heather O'Neill's novels before then chances are good you'll like her latest book, because you'll know what you're getting yourself into. While I don't know if I'd say I love O'Neill's work, I do have a lot of… Continue reading Book Review: When We Lost Our Heads by Heather O’Neill

Book Review: Animal Person by Alexander MacLeod

I received an Advance e-copy of this book thanks to McClelland & Stewart and NetGalley. All opinions are my own. The stories in this new collection by Alexander MacLeod share a sort of unsettling quality. Moments in people's lives when things are not as they should be. Sometimes this shows up in something as obvious… Continue reading Book Review: Animal Person by Alexander MacLeod

Book Review: Out of the Sun by Esi Edugyan

Out of the Sun - Esi Edugyan (Anansi, 2021) Esi Edugyan is best known for her award-winning fiction - Half Blood Blues and Washington Black - but in this non-fiction book she tackles the subjects of Race and Storytelling. The book is divided according to geographical areas as well as topics: Europe and the Art… Continue reading Book Review: Out of the Sun by Esi Edugyan

Book Review: Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

Five Little Indians - Michelle Good (Harper Perennial, 2020) At the age of sixteen, Lucy ages out of the residential school that she has attended for the last ten years. Put on a boat and given a bus ticket to Vancouver, she arrives on the Downtown Eastside with no world experience and a deep history… Continue reading Book Review: Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

Book Review: Fight Night by Miriam Toews

I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book thanks to the publisher and to NetGalley. All opinions are my own. Swiv is 9-years-old. She lives with her mother, who is in her third trimester of pregnancy, and her grandmother. Swiv is writing a letter to her dad, who has recently disappeared out of their… Continue reading Book Review: Fight Night by Miriam Toews

Book Review: Sufferance by Thomas King

I received an advance e-copy of this book thanks to the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own. Having recently read my first book by Thomas King (see my review of Indians on Vacation here), I thought I'd give his latest book a try too. While I knew before starting that Sufferance would be… Continue reading Book Review: Sufferance by Thomas King

Book Review: We Want What We Want by Alix Ohlin

We Want What We Want - Alix Ohlin (House of Anansi Press, 2021) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Publication Date: 27 July 2021 Alix Ohlin's previous book, a novel called Dual Citizens was shortlisted for the Giller Prize but it wasn't my personal pick as I… Continue reading Book Review: We Want What We Want by Alix Ohlin

Book Review: Satellite Love by Genki Ferguson

Satellite Love - Genki Ferguson (McClelland & Stewart, 2021) I received an Advanced Readers e-copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own. Satellite Love was released 2 March 2021. This is a charmingly weird book. There are four characters whose perspectives we see from at various points and one… Continue reading Book Review: Satellite Love by Genki Ferguson

Book Review: Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi

Butter Honey Pig Bread - Francesca Ekwuyasi (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020) Kambirinachi is living a life that she should not have. She is, or believes she is, an Ogbanje, a spirit that torments its human mother by being born and dying over and over again. Except that Kambirinachi has, against the advice and desires of… Continue reading Book Review: Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi