Book Review: The Wagers by Sean Michaels

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The WagersAuthor: Sean MichaelsPublisher: Random House CanadaPublication Date: September 2019ISBN: 9780735278110 Synopsis from Goodreads:Theo Potiris is a grocer and a comedian who never repeats his jokes. After 15 years of open mikes, he’s still waiting for his break. When two other loved-onesContinue reading “Book Review: The Wagers by Sean Michaels”

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”

“Lullabies for Little Criminals” Sings a Sad Song

I finished Heather O’Neill’s “Lullabies for Little Criminals” about fifteen minutes ago and this tragic and beautiful work of prose is one of the best things that I’ve read in a long time. This raw account of a twelve year old girl, trapped in that place between childhood and adulthood, is gut-wrenching and brutally honest.Continue reading ““Lullabies for Little Criminals” Sings a Sad Song”