Madame Victoria by Catherine Leroux, translated by Lazer Lederhendler

This is the second book by Catherine Leroux I've read. The first was The Party Wall, which the Shadow Giller jury (of which I am one) chose as their 2016 winner. In both cases I have found that Leroux's books are not just well-written stories (although they are that, too)... they are also cleverly imagined … Continue reading Madame Victoria by Catherine Leroux, translated by Lazer Lederhendler

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Vacation Time

This year my family and I are going on a little road trip. To see some relatives, to see some new places, to explore some big cities, check out a few museums and parks. And beaches. (We know it's going to be hot!) I'm also hoping to track down a couple of literary Bookmarks. Perhaps … Continue reading Vacation Time

Canadian Books On the International Dublin Literary Award Longlist 2018

This year there are 16 Canadian books on the International Dublin Literary Award longlist. 8 Canadian books on the list that I've read and reviewed (Click on the book titles to see my reviews.) Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien - winner of the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize and 2016 Governor General's … Continue reading Canadian Books On the International Dublin Literary Award Longlist 2018

2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist

The Giller Prize shortlist is out! The Shadow Jury will be reading and reviewing these books over the course of the next 6 weeks, and will be choosing a shadow winner a few days before the official Giller Prize announcement on November 20th. Rachel Cusk for her novel Transit, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd My thoughts: Unfortunately I wasn't a … Continue reading 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlist