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: Dear Girls by Ali Wong

Dear Girls - Ali Wong (Random House, 2019) Like me, you might know Ali Wong from Netflix. She has two comedy specials - Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife - and a feature length film called Always Be My Maybe. I tried a bit of Baby Cobra and found Wong's humour too crude for my… Continue reading Book Review: Dear Girls by Ali Wong

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: Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher & Sara Pipher Gilliam

Reviving Ophelia - Mary Pipher & Sara Pipher Gilliam (Riverhead Books, 2019) When I first read Reviving Ophelia, I was about five years too late. Or twenty years too early, depending on your perspective. I was in my early twenties, out of the adolescent years that Pipher focuses on. Reviving Ophelia first came out in… Continue reading Book Review: Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher & Sara Pipher Gilliam

Book Review: Every Little Scrap and Wonder by Carla Funk

Every Little Scrap and Wonder - Carla Funk (Greystone Books, 2019) When I was in university, I had a professor with whom I took several poetry workshops. These were three hour workshops, often full of intense conversation. Sometimes they began at eight in the morning and we dragged ourselves out of bed, barely dressed, and… Continue reading Book Review: Every Little Scrap and Wonder by Carla Funk

Book Review: Furious Hours by Casey Cep

Furious Hours - Casey Cep (Alfred A. Knopf, 2019) It's the topic of Harper Lee that will draw most readers to this non-fiction book but it's Casey Cep's strong and even narration and detailed research, as well as the fascinating story of murder, that will keep them reading. I had heard about Furious Hours but… Continue reading Book Review: Furious Hours by Casey Cep

Book Review: Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen

Positive Discipline - Jane Nelson (Ballantine Books, 2006) Our local school district runs an early childhood education program for parents of children 5 and under. Once a season we can sign up for a class on parenting, appropriate for our child's age. Positive Discipline is one of the books they frequently recommend so I thought… Continue reading Book Review: Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen