Book Review: The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

The Sentence - Louise Erdrich (Harper, 2021) This book was so much more than I expected. I went into it knowing that it was set in a bookstore, that the bookstore was haunted by their most annoying customer, and that part of it was set during lockdown in 2020. All of that is present in… Continue reading Book Review: The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

Book Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney

Normal People - Sally Rooney (Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2018) At this point, Sally Rooney probably needs no introduction. All three of her novels have been huge bestsellers and Normal People was turned into a mini-series. I'd sort of written her off as a young Millenial author and as an elder Millenial myself, I assumed… Continue reading Book Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney

Book Review: Astray by Emma Donoghue

Astray - Emma Donoghue (Back Bay Books, 2012) I've loved everything I've read by Emma Donoghue so it shouldn't be surprising that I also loved this short story collection. But I really was blown away. The Wonder showed me that Donoghue excels in historical fiction but I was still so impressed by what she manages… Continue reading Book Review: Astray by Emma Donoghue

Book Review: Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

This was a book that had been languishing on my shelf and my TBR for quite some time, forgotten by me. When I recently re-organized a bookshelf, I came across it and it struck me as perhaps a good book for me to read at this time. Over the past couple of years, our family… Continue reading Book Review: Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Book Review: The Pull of the Moon by Julie Paul

The Pull of the Moon - Julie Paul (Brindle & Glass, 2014) This was a fine collection of short stories. And I mean that in a complimentary manner. This short story collection had languished on my TBR for years and so when I needed something quick and sweet to mix up my reading, I requested… Continue reading Book Review: The Pull of the Moon by Julie Paul

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: Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

Nicholas Nickleby - Charles Dickens (Everyman's Library) As always, when talking about a classic book on the blog here, I hesitate to label this as a true book review. After all, no one needs me to tell them to read Dickens. Either you already have, you already want to, or you're probably never going to.… Continue reading Book Review: Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

Book Review: The Annual Migration of Clouds by Premee Mohamed

The Annual Migration of Clouds - Premee Mohamed (ECW Press, 2021) I have nothing to look to as an example, I have no one to model myself after, only those who have died and those who have abandoned us.Premee Mohamed, The Annual Migration of Clouds, pg 36 Reid Graham has just received a letter. She… Continue reading Book Review: The Annual Migration of Clouds by Premee Mohamed

Book Review: Heartbroke by Chelsea Bieker

Heartbroke - Chelsea Bieker (Catapult, 2022) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Publication date: 5 April 2022 As many do, I tend to picture California as a land of wealth and excess. Sun, surf, beautiful people. But of course California is large and full of many regions… Continue reading Book Review: Heartbroke by Chelsea Bieker

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