Book Review: Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

Five Little Indians - Michelle Good (Harper Perennial, 2020) At the age of sixteen, Lucy ages out of the residential school that she has attended for the last ten years. Put on a boat and given a bus ticket to Vancouver, she arrives on the Downtown Eastside with no world experience and a deep history… Continue reading Book Review: Five Little Indians by Michelle Good

Book Review: Fight Night by Miriam Toews

I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book thanks to the publisher and to NetGalley. All opinions are my own. Swiv is 9-years-old. She lives with her mother, who is in her third trimester of pregnancy, and her grandmother. Swiv is writing a letter to her dad, who has recently disappeared out of their… Continue reading Book Review: Fight Night by Miriam Toews

Book Review: Sufferance by Thomas King

I received an advance e-copy of this book thanks to the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own. Having recently read my first book by Thomas King (see my review of Indians on Vacation here), I thought I'd give his latest book a try too. While I knew before starting that Sufferance would be… Continue reading Book Review: Sufferance by Thomas King

Book Review: We Want What We Want by Alix Ohlin

We Want What We Want - Alix Ohlin (House of Anansi Press, 2021) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Publication Date: 27 July 2021 Alix Ohlin's previous book, a novel called Dual Citizens was shortlisted for the Giller Prize but it wasn't my personal pick as I… Continue reading Book Review: We Want What We Want by Alix Ohlin

Book Review: Satellite Love by Genki Ferguson

Satellite Love - Genki Ferguson (McClelland & Stewart, 2021) I received an Advanced Readers e-copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own. Satellite Love was released 2 March 2021. This is a charmingly weird book. There are four characters whose perspectives we see from at various points and one… Continue reading Book Review: Satellite Love by Genki Ferguson

Book Review: Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi

Butter Honey Pig Bread - Francesca Ekwuyasi (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020) Kambirinachi is living a life that she should not have. She is, or believes she is, an Ogbanje, a spirit that torments its human mother by being born and dying over and over again. Except that Kambirinachi has, against the advice and desires of… Continue reading Book Review: Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi

What I Read – February 2021

How to Pronounce Knife - Souvankham Thammavongsa (McClelland & Stewart, 2020)On Reading Well - Karen Swallow Prior (Brazos Press, 2018)Land-Water-Sky/Ndè-Tı-Yat’a by Katłıà (Roseway Publishing, 2020)Eggshells - Caitriona Lally (Melville House, 2017)Indians on Vacation - Thomas King (Harper Collins Publishers, 2020)Salt Houses - Hala Alyan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) Currently Reading: Tom Jones - Henry Fielding A… Continue reading What I Read – February 2021

Book Review: Indians on Vacation by Thomas King

Indians on Vacation - Thomas King (Harper Collins Publisher, 2020) Blackbird Mavrias, better known as Bird, and his wife Mimi Bull Shield are on vacation. Residents of Guelph (it's in Ontario, Canada), they have spent recent years travelling through Europe, sightseeing and exploring as tourists. They are ostensibly tracing the path of Mimi's Uncle, who… Continue reading Book Review: Indians on Vacation by Thomas King

Book Review: How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

How to Pronounce Knife - Souvankham Thammavongsa (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) How to Pronounce Knife is the most recent winner of the Giller Prize, probably Canada's most prestigious literary award. It is a collection of short stories, a common thread running through of The Outsider. More specifically, these are stories that detail elements of the… Continue reading Book Review: How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

Book Review: A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt

A History of My Brief Body - Billy-Ray Belcourt (Hamish Hamilton, 2020) It's clear from the beginning that this is not going to be a gentle book. Right away in his Preface: A Letter to Nôhkom, Belcourt says, "Nôhkom, I'm not safe. Canada is still in the business of gunning down NDNs...Despite the stories of… Continue reading Book Review: A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt