Book Review: The Inquirer by Jaclyn Dawn

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Inquirer Author: Jaclyn Dawn Publisher: NeWest Press Publication Date: October 1, 2019 ISBN: 9781988732671 Synopsis from Goodreads:When an accident jeopardizing the family farm draws Amiah Williams back to Kingsley, Alberta, population 1431, she doesn’t expect her homecoming to make front-pageContinue reading “Book Review: The Inquirer by Jaclyn Dawn”

Book Review: Starlight by Richard Wagamese

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Starlight Author: Richard Wagamese Publisher: McLelland & Stewart Publication Date: August 14, 2018 ISBN: 9780771070846 Synopsis from Goodreads: Frank Starlight has long settled into a quiet life working his remote farm, but his contemplative existence comes to an abrupt end with theContinue reading “Book Review: Starlight by Richard Wagamese”

Review: A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

Title: A Complicated Kindness Author: Miriam Toews Publisher: Knopf Canada Publication Date: 2004 ISBN: 9780676978568 Synopsis from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Nomi Nickel longs to hang out with Lou Reed and Marianne Faithfull in New York City’s East Village. Instead she’s trapped in East Village, Manitoba, a small town whose population is Mennonite: “the most embarrassing sub-sect ofContinue reading “Review: A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews”

Review: The Flying Troumans by Miriam Toews

Title: The Flying Troutman Author: Miriam Toews Publisher: Knopf Canada Publication Date: ISBN: 9780307397492 Synopsis from Goodreads: Hattie hears her sister Min has been checked into a psychiatric hospital, and finds herself flying back to Winnipeg to take care of Thebes and Logan, her niece and nephew. Not knowing what else to do, she loads theContinue reading “Review: The Flying Troumans by Miriam Toews”

Review: Nostalgia by M. G. Vassanji

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Nostalgia Author: M.G. Vassanji Publisher: Doubleday Canada Publication Date: September 20, 2016 ISBN: 9780385667166 Synopsis from Goodreads: In the indeterminate future in an unnamed western city, physical impediments to immortality have been overcome. As society approaches the prospect of eternal life,Continue reading “Review: Nostalgia by M. G. Vassanji”

Worn Pages is back up and running!

Hi all! I’ve finally had some time to get back to writing and I thank you all SO MUCH for your patience. The wedding is still a few weeks away, but now that I’m nearly done preparing the decorations, I’ve been able to go back and review a few books. I’m exciting to share theContinue reading “Worn Pages is back up and running!”

Review: Pauls by Jess Taylor

*I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Pauls Author: Jess Taylor Publisher: BookThug Publication Date: October 2015 ISBN: 9781771661683 Synopsis: Pauls, the debut short-story collection by the exciting young writer Jess Taylor, is about people: the things that remain unseen to them; how they cope with their unforgettableContinue reading “Review: Pauls by Jess Taylor”

Funky Cover Friday

Kwe: Standing With Our Sisters (edited by my favourite, Joseph Boyden) brings together the voices of many, rising up against injustice against Native Women in Canada. It collects essays, fiction, and poetry into a collection that I’m just bursting with anticipation to read. It’s been hanging out on my TBR for a few months nowContinue reading “Funky Cover Friday”

Review: Revenge of the Grand Narrative

Title: Revenge of the Grand Narrative Author: Richard Rosenbaum Publisher: Quattro Books Publication Date: 2014 ISBN: 9781927443712 Synopsis from Goodreads: The oldest man in the world, an activist with a suspiciously persuasive singing voice, and the author of the most anticipated debut novel ever…are three different people. Together they set out to investigate a mysteriouslyContinue reading “Review: Revenge of the Grand Narrative”