Book Review: A Mariner’s Guide to Self-Sabotage by Bill Gaston

My disclaimer: I know Bill Gaston in real life. He was one of my profs in university and taught one of my favourite workshops. He was a great prof and an all-round good guy. When he was a featured writer at our local Writers' Festival a couple of years ago I was asked to introduce… Continue reading Book Review: A Mariner’s Guide to Self-Sabotage by Bill Gaston

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Book Review: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

She had watched other women with infants and eventually understood what she craved: boundless permission - no, the absolute necessity to hold and kiss and stroke this tiny person...Where else in life, Mabel wondered, could a woman love so openly and with such abandon? Eowyn Ivey brings a powerful edge to this re-telling of a… Continue reading Book Review: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Reading with Pearl: Du Iz Tak by Carson Ellis

I shared my love for Carson Ellis' picture books back in July (here) but since she has since come out with a new children's book, I thought I'd talk about her again. Du Iz Tak is a creative and unique story, beautifully illustrated in Ellis' distinctive style. What really sets this little story apart though… Continue reading Reading with Pearl: Du Iz Tak by Carson Ellis

Book Review: The Trees by Ali Shaw

I'm not sure that I would have finished The Trees, except that it was loaned to me by an acquaintance and I didn't want to seem like someone who doesn't finish books. (They offered to loan it to me after I commented on how beautiful the cover is. Seriously, that's a lovely cover, isn't it?)… Continue reading Book Review: The Trees by Ali Shaw