Read: Risen Motherhood - Emily Jensen & Laura Wifler (Harvest House Publishers, 2019) The Innocents - Michael Crummey (Doubleday Canada, 2019) Here I Am! - Pauline Holdstock (Biblioasis, 2019) Every Little Scrap and Wonder - Carla Funk (Greystone Books, 2019) The Blythes are Quoted - L.M. Montgomery (Viking Canada, 2009) Frankly in Love - David… Continue reading What I Read – October 2019
The Innocents - Michael Crummey (Doubleday Canada, 2019) Michael Crummey is an absolutely beautiful writer. His prose is evocative and thoughtful and unique. He does description of place in fresh and fascinating ways. His books are usually quite character-driven while also maintaining a certain distance between reader and character. His protagonists are eery, otherworldly, a… Continue reading Book Review: The Innocents by Michael Crummey
October has not had a great start in either the book review or the book reading department. I've completed 3 books and DNFed 2 others and am contemplating abandoning a current read. In an effort to break the cycle, I'm sharing a bit of what I've read so far as well as some recent life… Continue reading Mid-Month Check-In and Happy Thanksgiving!
The Giller Prize (sorry, The Scotiabank Giller Prize) is, arguably, the major literary prize in the Canadian book scene. The Giller Prize has been awarded annually since 1994 and the winner is now awarded $100,000. When Michael Redhill won in 2017, he shared a picture of his bank statement on social media, demonstrating just how… Continue reading The Giller Prize 2019: Longlist
For a long time I've wanted to visited the Canadian East Coast. Pictures of lighthouses in Nova Scotia look beautiful. I'm a big fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery, who set the majority of her books on Prince Edward Island. But every book I've read about Newfoundland makes it sound like a cold, desolate place. (See:… Continue reading Book Review – Galore by Michael Crummey