Book Review: An Idea About My Dead Uncle by K.R. Wilson

*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.*Title: An Idea About My Dead Uncle Author: K.R. WilsonPublisher: Guernica EditionsPublication Date: September 1, 2019ISBN: 9781771834513 Synopsis:An Idea About My Dead Uncle is about the identities we choose and the ones that are imposed on us. It is about being on theContinue reading “Book Review: An Idea About My Dead Uncle by K.R. Wilson”

Blog Tour: The Beauty of the Moment

Title: The Beauty of the Moment Author: Tanaz Bhathena Publisher: Penguin Teen Publication Date: February 26, 2019 ISBN: 9780735263741 Synopsis from Goodreads:Susan is the new girl — she’s sharp and driven, and strives to meet her parents’ expectations of excellence. Malcolm is the bad boy — he started raising hell at age fifteen, after hisContinue reading “Blog Tour: The Beauty of the Moment”

Book Review: Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Our Homesick Songs Author: Emma Hooper Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Canada Publication Date: August 7, 2018 ISBN 9780735232723 Synopsis from Goodreads: The Connor family is one of the few still left in their idyllic fishing village, Big Running, Newfoundland; after the fishContinue reading “Book Review: Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper”

Review: Vi by Kim Thuy

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Vi Author: Kim Thúy Publisher: Random House Canada Publication Date: April 10, 2018 ISBN: 9780735272798 Synopsis from Goodreads: The youngest of four children and the only girl, Vi was given a name that meant “precious, tiny one,” destined to be cosseted andContinue reading “Review: Vi by Kim Thuy”

Review: My True and Complete Adventure as a Wannabe Voyageur

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: My True and Complete Adventure as a Wannabe Voyageur Author: Phyllis Rudin Publisher: NeWest Press Publication Date: October 15, 2017 ISBN: 9781988732121 Synopsis from Goodreads: In this coming-of-age story, Benjie Gabai is convinced he’s been the victim of a terrible cosmic hoax.Continue reading “Review: My True and Complete Adventure as a Wannabe Voyageur”

Review: To Me You Seem Giant by Greg Rhyno

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: To Me You Seem Giant Author: Greg Rhyno Publisher: NeWest Press Publication Date: September 1, 2017 ISBN: 9781988732008 Synopsis from Goodreads: It’s 1994 and Pete Curtis is pretty much done with Thunder Bay, Ontario. He’s graduating high school and playing drums inContinue reading “Review: To Me You Seem Giant by Greg Rhyno”

The Boat People by Sharon Bala

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Boat People Author: Sharon Bala Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Publication Date: January 2, 2018 ISBN: 9780771024290 Synopsis from Goodreads: When the rusty cargo ship carrying Mahindan and five hundred fellow refugees from Sri Lanka’s bloody civil war reaches Canadian shores, the youngContinue reading “The Boat People by Sharon Bala”

Review: My Conversations with Canadians

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: My Conversations with Canadians Author: Lee Maracle Publisher: BookThug Publication Date: September 12, 2017 ISBN: 9781771663588 Synopsis from Goodreads: Harkening back to her first book tour at the age of 26 (for the autobiographical novel Bobbi Lee: Indian Rebel), and touching down uponContinue reading “Review: My Conversations with Canadians”

Review: Lost in September by Kathleen Winter

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Lost in September Author: Kathleen Winter Publisher: Knopf Canada Publication Date: September 12, 2017 ISBN: 9780345810120 Synopsis from Goodreads: As a young soldier in his twenties, the historical James Wolfe (1727-1759) was granted a short and much longed-for leave to travelContinue reading “Review: Lost in September by Kathleen Winter”

Review: The Spawning Ground

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Spawning Grounds Author: Gail Anderson-Dargatz Publisher: Knopf Canada Publication Date: September 6, 2016 ISBN: 9780345810816 Synopsis from Goodreads: On one side of the river is a ranch once owned by Eugene Robertson, who came in the gold rush around 1860, andContinue reading “Review: The Spawning Ground”