Book Review: Halfbreed Maria Campbell

Halfbreed - Maria Campbell (McClelland & Stewart, 2019) I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Halfbreed is a memoir by Maria Campbell, the story of her life from childhood into early adulthood. Originally published in 1973 this edition was re-released in 2019 with a new introduction and some… Continue reading Book Review: Halfbreed Maria Campbell

Book Review: Family in Six Tones by Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao

Family in Six Tones - Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao (Viking, 2020 I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book thanks to the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own. This book will be on sale September 15, 2020. In 1975, thirteen-year-old Lan Cao arrived in America on her own, her… Continue reading Book Review: Family in Six Tones by Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao

Book Review: Between Inca Walls by Evelyn Kohl LaTorre

Between Inca Walls - Evelyn Kohl LaTorre (She Writes Press, 2020) I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This book is on sale now. In the early 1960s, Evelyn Kohl was 21-years-old, a sheltered young Catholic woman looking for adventure. Though she… Continue reading Book Review: Between Inca Walls by Evelyn Kohl LaTorre

Book Review: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou (Ballantine Books, 2015) This is the type of book that I'm not sure I can fairly review. Partly because it tells a story that isn't mine to judge or critique but also partly because I just really loved it. I didn't enjoy every moment -… Continue reading Book Review: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Book Review: Rebent Sinner by Ivan Coyote

Rebent Sinner - Ivan Coyote (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2019) I first heard of Ivan Coyote when they did a reading on my university campus near the beginning of my first year. Since then Coyote's is a name that seems to come up frequently in CanLit circles. Rebent Sinner fits in well with the style and… Continue reading Book Review: Rebent Sinner by Ivan Coyote

Book Review: When the Red Gates Opened – Dori Jones Yang

When the Red Gates Opened - Dori Jones Yang (She Writes Press, 2020) I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. This title will be on sale September 2020. In 1982 Dori Jones Yang was an ambitious and hopeful young reporter when she… Continue reading Book Review: When the Red Gates Opened – Dori Jones Yang

Book Review: Know My Name by Chanel Miller

Know My Name - Chanel Miller (Viking, 2019) Like over fifteen million other people, I read Chanel Miller's victim impact statement when it was first published. Like many others, I wept as I read it. Because even though it wasn't my story, it was the story of so many women around me. A story I… Continue reading Book Review: Know My Name by Chanel Miller

Book Review: Dissident Doctor by Michael C. Klein

Dissident Doctor - Michael C. Klein (Douglas & McIntyre, 2018) Like me, you might not recognize Michael Klein's name. You might better know his daughter, Naomi. But as I read Dissident Doctor I came to understand just how Klein has influenced my own life. Klein details his decades of medical experience, his career as a… Continue reading Book Review: Dissident Doctor by Michael C. Klein

Book Review: A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott

A Mind Spread Out on the Ground - Alicia Elliott (Doubleday Canada, 2019) I'm hesitant to write a review of A Mind Spread out on the Ground. Not because I didn't enjoy it - I really did, sneaking sessions of reading throughout my day and after my kids were in bed. Elliott's writing is concise… Continue reading Book Review: A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott

Book Review: Dear Current Occupant by Chelene Knight

Dear Current Occupant - Chelene Knight (Book*hug, 2019) I read this short book in one afternoon after returning home from the library. It brought back a deep and strange nostalgia. The houses I grew up in, the neighbourhoods, the streets. Chelene Knight and I grew up in the 1990s, in east Vancouver, sometimes blocks away… Continue reading Book Review: Dear Current Occupant by Chelene Knight