What I Read – November 2021

Read: Nostalgia is Heartless - Sarah Lahey (She Writes Press, 2021) We Run the Tides - Vendela Vida (Ecco, 2021) I hope this finds you well - Kate Baer (Harper Perennial, 2021) Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch - Rivka Galchen (Harper Perennial, 2021) Out of the Sun - Esi Edugyan (Anansi, 2021) Obasan… Continue reading What I Read – November 2021

Book Review: Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch by Rivka Galchen

Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch - Rivka Galchen (Harper Perennial, 2021) Katharina Kepler is an eccentric older widow. She lives in a small German village in the early 1600s. She is knowledgeable about herbs and natural healing and she isn't shy about letting her feelings be known. It is perhaps inevitable in this… Continue reading Book Review: Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch by Rivka Galchen

Book Review: I hope this finds you well by Kate Baer

I hope this finds you well - Kate Baer (Harper Perennial, 2021) I reviewed Kate Baer's first book of poetry at the beginning of this year (What Kind of Woman) and I'm pretty impressed that one year after that collection came out, she already has a new one. Like What Kind of Woman, this is… Continue reading Book Review: I hope this finds you well by Kate Baer

What I Read – October 2021

Read: Five Little Indians - Michelle Good (Harper Perennial, 2020) Jesus and John Wayne - Kristin Kobes du Mez (Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2020) The Anthropocene Reviewed - John Green (Dutton, 2021) A Womb in the Shape of a Heart - Joanne Gallant (Nimbus Publishing, 2021) Minor Feelings - Cathy Park Hong (One World, 2020) Mexican… Continue reading What I Read – October 2021

What I Read – May 2021

Read: We Want What We Want - Alix Ohlin (House of Anansi Press, 2021) The Orange Tree - Carlos Fuentes (translated by Alfred Mac Adam) (Harper Perennial, 1994) Forgiveness - Mark Sakamoto (Harper Collins, 2014) The Past is Red - Catherynne M. Valente (Tordotcom, 2021) Villette - Charlotte Bronte (Vintage Random House) Did Not Finish:… Continue reading What I Read – May 2021

Book Review: The Orange Tree by Carlos Fuentes

The Orange Tree - Carlos Fuentes (translated from the Spanish by Alfred Mac Adam) (Harper Perennial, 1994) This book consists of five semi-linked novellas. I say semi-linked because you can certainly read them individually and the connections between each are subtle. However, when read together, they flow and they really do make the best sense… Continue reading Book Review: The Orange Tree by Carlos Fuentes

What I Read – January 2021

Read: What Kind of Woman - Kate Baer (Harper Perennial, 2020) The Arsonists' City - Hala Alyan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021) A History of My Brief Body - Billy-Ray Belcourt (Hamish Hamilton, 2020) A Treasury of Short Stories edited by Bernardine Kielty (Simon & Schuster, 1947) Currently Reading: On Reading Well - Karen Swallow Prior… Continue reading What I Read – January 2021

Book Review: What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer

What Kind of Woman: Poems - Kate Baer (Harper Perennial, 2020) Kate Baer's debut poetry collection is full of short, punchy poems. They are about women - friends, mothers, wives - and often about how women navigate a world of men. They are sometimes advice, sometimes for a friend or a daughter. My particular favourite… Continue reading Book Review: What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer

What I Read – February 2018

2018 has obviously not been a great year for book reviews thus far but I am sneaking in lots of reading time. Here's what I read in February and the quickest reviews I can manage at this moment: The Hut BuilderĀ - Laurence Fearnley (Penguin Books, 2010 New Zealand novel. I likely would have abandoned this… Continue reading What I Read – February 2018

What I Read – September 2016

Missing, Presumed - Susie Steiner (Harper Collins, 2016) Rumours of Another World - Philip Yancey (Zondervan, 2004) Commonwealth - Ann Patchett (Harper, 2016) Flight Behavior - Barbara Kingsolver (Harper Perennial, 2012) Currently Reading: Prayer - Timothy Keller The Trees - Ali Shaw