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Book Review :: Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

Victoria (BC, Canada) author Esi Edugyan was already getting all kinds of award nods for her second novel, Half-Blood Blues, when I finally picked it up. It locally won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize at the BC Book Prizes, and… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Monoceros by Suzette Mayr

Monoceros by Suzette Mayr is an emotional novel of incredible relevance, especially to families, schools, and adults trying to navigate the waters of today’s youth. A seventeen-year-old boy, bullied and heartbroken, hangs himself. And although he felt terribly alone, his… Continue Reading →

Autumn Book Award Season is Upon Us

Just a quick Newsy Bits post for those interested in Canadian publishing. I love watching the awards unfold and seeing the difference even a longlist nomination can make for an author and the publisher. Rogers Writers’ Trust of Canada Fiction… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

Patrick deWitt is being credited with “reinventing the Western genre”, however The Sisters Brothers didn’t really feel like a traditional Western to me. In fact, it didn’t have to take place in a Western setting at all—the horses, the guns,… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: The Little Shadows by Marina Endicott

The Little Shadows will be published on September 27, 2011 but is already receiving a ton of buzz (including the Giller longlist Reader’s Choice). And I have to say that the praise is well-warranted. Gentle prose, quiet plot, and enticing… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Better Living Through Plastic Explosives by Zsuzsi Gartner

Zsuzsi Gartner’s writing is witty, wry, satirical, and very intelligent. In her book of short stories, Better Living Through Plastic Explosives, Gartner scrutinizes everyone. From the real estate agent in her Hummer to the homeless person getting publicly funded plastic… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards

I was having difficulty putting my thoughts and feelings into words when it comes to Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards. It’s a darkly depressing book but weaves a tale that really makes you feel compassionate towards the… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon

I’ve been meaning to read The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon since it came out last year. The Golden Mean got tons of great reviews, nominated for the 2009 CanLit triple crown (the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Award… Continue Reading →

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