CanLit · Fiction · First Nations/Metis Literature

Birdie by Tracey Lindberg

My rating: 4/5 stars In Tracey Lindberg’s Birdie, we are given a unique view of a woman struggling with the terrifying social effects caused by generations of colonialism.  It’s a subject that, I’ll admit, I have been blind to for most of my life.  I’d like to think, however, that I am opening my eyes and… Continue reading Birdie by Tracey Lindberg

CanLit · Fiction · Horror · Mystery/Thriller

The Broken Hours by Jacqueline Baker

My rating: 5/5 stars By now my love of scary books is well-known for sure (see post Books to Scare the Sh*t Out of You) but now I’m wishing I had read The Broken Hours by Jacqueline Baker when I wrote it because it would rocket to the very top of the list!  This is not… Continue reading The Broken Hours by Jacqueline Baker

CanLit · Magical Realism · Uncategorized

Review: The Tiny Wife by Andrew Kaufman

* Warning: I have tried not to include spoilers, but can’t guarantee a thing. You know how reality suspends itself in a dream, but no one in the dream (including yourself, the dreamer) seems to notice?  That basically sums up the degree of reality in this book.  Therefore, if you are willing to suspend your… Continue reading Review: The Tiny Wife by Andrew Kaufman

CanLit · Classics · Fiction

Spotlight: A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence

In the pantheon of CanLit authors, Margaret Laurence occupies a top position of honour for me.  I have traveled to her fictional Manawaka time and again, courtesy of The Diviners, so this was a familiar return to the small, quirky Prairie town. A Jest of God centers around Rachel Cameron, the undertaker’s daughter, now in… Continue reading Spotlight: A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence