Book Review: Lampedusa by Steven Price

Lampedusa - Steven Price (McClelland & Stewart, 2019) Lampedusa is a quiet, contemplative novel about a man close to death. It opens in Sicily, in Palermo, as Giuseppe Tomasi, the last prince of Lampedusa learns that he is dying of emphysema. Giuseppe is an older but not old man, prematurely aged by both his smoking… Continue reading Book Review: Lampedusa by Steven Price

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Book Review: Everything Under by Daisy Johnson

Everything Under - Daisy Johnson (Jonathan Cape, 2018) It's no coincidence that the main character and narrator of Everything Under is named Gretel. The name instantly conjures up a picture of a lost little girl. One stumbling through the forest, abandoned by her parents, in the clutches of a witch. But also the little girl… Continue reading Book Review: Everything Under by Daisy Johnson

Book Review: As Many Nows as I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl

As Many Nows as I Can Get - Shana Youngdahl (Dial Books, 2019) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. In my last young adult book review I wrote, "I do believe that a great book transcends its target audience and can be enjoyed regardless of age" and… Continue reading Book Review: As Many Nows as I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl

Book Review: We Went to the Woods by Caite Dolan-Leach

We Went to the Woods - Caite Dolan-Leach (Random House, 2019) Have you ever wanted to escape from the world? From your life? Have you ever been young and a bit desperate? Have you ever fallen in love with the idea of a person rather than truly the person themselves? You might sympathize with Mack… Continue reading Book Review: We Went to the Woods by Caite Dolan-Leach

Book Review: Aria by Nazanine Hozar

Aria - Nazanine Hozar (Alfred A. Knopf, 2019) This book was a delightful surprise. I picked it up from the library as part of my Writers Fest Challenge, as Nazanine Hozar will be speaking at the Festival as one of the New Voices. I knew very little about the novel so it was quite lovely… Continue reading Book Review: Aria by Nazanine Hozar

What I Read – July 2019

READ: Say Say Say - Lila Savage (Alfred A. Knopf, 2019) Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead - Olga Tokarczuk (Riverhead Books, 2019) (translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones) Reproduction - Ian Williams (Random House Canada, 2019) The Porpoise - Mark Haddon (Bond Street Books, 2019) Watermark - Christy Ann Conlin… Continue reading What I Read – July 2019

Book Review: Moccasin Square Gardens by Richard Van Camp

Moccasin Square Gardens - Richard Van Camp (Douglas & McIntyre, 2019) The words that come to mind when I think about this collection of short stories are "delightfully weird". Aliens, small towns, Indigenous politics, and aliens. I really don't know what to compare this to because I don't think I've ever read a collection quite… Continue reading Book Review: Moccasin Square Gardens by Richard Van Camp