Review: Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety by Ann Y. K. Choi

*I received this book from Simon & Schuster Canada in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Kay’s Lucky Coin Vareity Author: Ann Y. K. Choi Publisher: Touchstone Publication Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9781476748054 Synopsis from Goodreads: A bittersweet coming-of-age debut novel set in the Korean community in Toronto in the 1980s. This haunting coming-of-age story, told throughContinue reading “Review: Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety by Ann Y. K. Choi”

Funky Cover Friday

I’m currently reading The Night Stages by Jane Urquhart. I’m about 100 pages in and the writing is absolutely beautiful so far. It’s got this overtone of melancholy that I’m really drawn to. There are a few characters so far who really take my breath away with their struggles and their contemplations. The story is setContinue reading “Funky Cover Friday”

Review: Saltwater Cowboys by Dayle Furlong

*I received this book from Dundurn Press on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Saltwater Cowboys Author: Dayle Furlong Publisher: Dundurn Press Publication Date: March 2015 ISBN: 9781459721975 Synopsis from Goodreads: In the conservative 1980s, the collapse of the mining industry in Newfoundland caused devastating upheaval for thousands of Maritimers, who lost their independence,Continue reading “Review: Saltwater Cowboys by Dayle Furlong”

Top Ten Tuesday Canada Day Edition!

  Top Ten Tuesday: Canada Day Edition! Happy Canada Day to all of my fellow Canadian bloggers and readers out there! In celebration of our great nation’s birthday, I’ve decided to make this week’s topic: Top Ten Canadian Authors. It’s time to get patriotic! 10. Jessica Grant – Although not well know, Jessica Grant’s Come ThouContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday Canada Day Edition!”

Review: A Tale for the Time Being

 Title: A Tale for the Time Being Author: Ruth Ozeki Published by: Penguin Canada Books Inc. Date Published: 2013 ISBN: 978-0-14318742-4 A Tale for the Time Being tells the story of Naoko Yasutani, a sixteen-year-old Japanese girl as told through her diary. Ruth, a writer,  who lives on a remote island (presumably somewhere off theContinue reading “Review: A Tale for the Time Being”

Lawrence Hill’s “Some Great Thing”

Some Great Thing Lawrence Hill Published: 1992 Publisher: Harper Perennial ISBN: 978-1-55468-694-0 Written by the same author who brought us The Book of Negroes, the novel Some Great Thing tells the story of Winnipeg native, Mahatma Grafton, a young and passionate journalist. As a young black man with a very unique name, Mahatma faces assumptions about raceContinue reading “Lawrence Hill’s “Some Great Thing””

Joseph Boyden’s “The Orenda”

Since I read “Three Day Road” a few years ago, I’ve come to expect wonderful things from the hand of Joseph Boyden. “The Orenda” is proof that he has produced yet another masterpiece. I read this novel faster than I’ve read any other novel in a very long time. I have this thing where whenContinue reading “Joseph Boyden’s “The Orenda””