Book Review: We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: We Have Always Been Here Author: Samra Habib Publisher: Viking Publication Date: June 4, 2019 ISBN: 9780735235007 Synopsis from Goodreads:Samra Habib has spent most of her life searching for the safety to be herself. As an Ahmadi Muslim growing up inContinue reading “Book Review: We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib”

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: What is Going to Happen Next by Karen Hofmann

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: What is Going to Happen Next Author: Karen Hofmann Publisher: NeWest Press Publication Date: September 15, 2017 ISBN: 9781988732060 Synopsis from Goodreads: Karen Hofmann’s empathetic and cathartic novel, What is Going to Happen Next, pieces together the lives of five members of theContinue reading “Review: What is Going to Happen Next by Karen Hofmann”

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”

Review: Birdie by Tracey Lindberg

Title: Birdie Author: Tracey Lindberg Publisher: HarperCollins Publication Date: May 26, 2015 ISBN: 9781554682942 Synopsis from Goodreads: Birdie is a darkly comic and moving first novel about the universal experience of recovering from wounds of the past, informed by the lore and knowledge of Cree traditions. Bernice Meetoos, a Cree woman, leaves her home in NorthernContinue reading “Review: Birdie by Tracey Lindberg”

Music Review: The Census

I’m going to try something a little bit different here for once, so bear with me. This EP just rolled across my desk and after giving it a listen (I’m always looking for a great new Canadian band to add to my playlist), I just had to share these guys with you. Who are they?Continue reading “Music Review: The Census”

Author Interview: Amanda Reilly

I was at Word on the Street in Toronto a few week’s back. It was my first time there and it was more than I could have ever imagined. I met lots of great people in the publishing biz and I met quite a few fantastic writers. One of the coolest parts of the dayContinue reading “Author Interview: Amanda Reilly”