Book Review: The Manningtree Witches by A.K. Blakemore

The Manningtree Witches - A. K. Blakemore (Catapult, 2021) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. In 1643 in the small English town of Manningtree, Rebecca West is a young woman of limited resources. Fatherless, living with her mother, few prospects for the future. The bright spot in… Continue reading Book Review: The Manningtree Witches by A.K. Blakemore

What I Read – September 2021

Read: Fight Night - Miriam Toews (Penguin Random House Canada, 2021) The Awakening - Kate Chopin (Duke Classics, 2012) The Manningtree Witches - A.K. Blakemore (Catapult, 2021) Piranesi - Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) Happy Hour - Marlow Granadas (Verso, 2021) Currently Reading: In Fine Form - ed. by Kate Braid and Sandy Shreve Jesus… Continue reading What I Read – September 2021

What I Read – July 2021

Read: The Devil and the Dark Water - Stuart Turton (HarperCollins Publishers, 2020) Made in China - Anna Qu (Catapult, 2021) Transcendent Kingdom - Yaa Gyasi (Bond Street Books, 2020) Notes on Grief - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Alfred A. Knopf, 2021) Did Not Finish: Floating City - Kerri Sakamoto I picked this up because it… Continue reading What I Read – July 2021

Book Review: Hao by Ye Chun

Hao - Ye Chun (Catapult, 2021) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. It will be available for sale 7 September 7, 2021. This was such a unique short story collections. Many of these stories centre around language, particularly the Chinese language and its writing, and each story… Continue reading Book Review: Hao by Ye Chun

What I Read – June 2021

Read: This Place: 150 Years Retold (Highwater Press, 2019) Sufferance - Thomas King (Harper Collins Publishers, 2021) A Children's Bible - Lydia Millet (W.W. Norton, 2020) A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry edited by Czeslaw Milosz (A Harvest Book, 1996) Hao: Stories - Ye Chun (Catapult, 2021) The Samurai - Shusaku… Continue reading What I Read – June 2021

What I Read – April 2021

Read: Salt Fat Acid Heat - Samin Nosrat (Simon & Schuster, 2017) Shuggie Bain - Douglas Stuart (Grove Press, 2020) My Heart - Semezdin Mehmedinovic (Catapult, 2021) (translated from the Bosnian by Celia Hawkesworth) The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald (Longman, 1992) The Dogs Are Eating Them Now - Graeme Smith (Alfred A. Knopf… Continue reading What I Read – April 2021

Book Review: My Heart by Semezdin Mehmedinović

My Heart - Semezdin Mehmedinović (Catapult, 2021)  I received an Advanced Reader's Copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own. This book is for sale now. My Heart is a gentle, contemplative read. It is like reading the journal of a man who knows he is living the second… Continue reading Book Review: My Heart by Semezdin Mehmedinović