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

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Book Review: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead - Olga Tokarczuk (Riverhead Books, 2019) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book. It is now available for sale in North America. It's hard to know how to classify a book like this. It's not a mystery though there is a mystery at the… Continue reading Book Review: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

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

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: Carry Me by Peter Behrens

Carry Me - Peter Behrens (Anansi, 2016) One word that comes to mind when I think of Carry Me is "ambitious". A novel covering two world wars, as well as the complex period between them. A novel covering this period over England, Germany, Ireland, and even a bit of America. It's a lot and it… Continue reading Book Review: Carry Me by Peter Behrens

Book Review: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

The Night Tiger - Yangsze Choo (Flatiron Books, 2019) The Night Tiger first come on my radar when I read FictionFan's review of it (read it here). Right away I knew it sounded like a book I'd enjoy. A bit of Chinese/South Asian history, a bit of magic realism. I'm happy to say the book… Continue reading Book Review: The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

Book Review: The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

The Lesser Bohemians - Eimear McBride (McClelland & Stewart, 2016) In the early pages of The Lesser Bohemians I came very close to giving up on this book. What's wrong with the Irish? I thought, the stream of conscious writing reminding me Ulysses. Instead, I slowed my reading down until I was able to fall… Continue reading Book Review: The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride