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: 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: 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: Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Chaotic Good Author: Whitney Gardner Publisher: Knopf Publication Date: March 13, 2018 ISBN: 9781524720803 Synopsis from Goodreads: Cameron’s cosplay–dressing like a fictional character–is finally starting to earn her attention–attention she hopes to use to get into the CalTech costume department for college.Continue reading “Review: Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner”

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: 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”

Rats Nest by Mat Laporte

Title: Rats Nest Author: Mat Laporte Publisher: BookThug Publication Date: October 16, 2016 ISBN: 9781771662444 Synopsis from Goodreads: Mysterious and sometimes hallucinogenic, RATS NEST builds a narrative out of the complexity and dialectical uncertainty that many people feel about being alive in the 21st century. This first full-length book by Mat Laporte introduces readers to aContinue reading “Rats Nest by Mat Laporte”

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”