Literary Wives: The Wife by Meg Wolitzer

Literary Wives is an on-line book group that examines the meaning and role of wife in different books. Every other month, we post and discuss a book with this question in mind: What does this book say about wives or about the experience of being a wife? Don’t forget to check out the other members of Literary … Continue reading Literary Wives: The Wife by Meg Wolitzer

Playing Catch-Up: Yasuko Thanh, Jared Young, and Margaret Atwood

I read these books back in December, and was hoping to find more time for each of them, but they are starting to get away from me... Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains by Yasuko Thanh This book is Yasuko Thanh's debut novel, and was the winner of the 2016 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Award. The story … Continue reading Playing Catch-Up: Yasuko Thanh, Jared Young, and Margaret Atwood

The Blythes are Quoted by L.M. Montgomery

The Blythes are Quoted, the last book in the Anne series, is a short story collection made up of stories about people who are the friends/neighbours/acquaintances of the Blythes. In every story the Blythes are mentioned or quoted, sometimes fondly, sometimes not-so-fondly. I would like to write everything about this book. I would love to … Continue reading The Blythes are Quoted by L.M. Montgomery

Lines of Flight: An Atomic Memoir by Julie Salverson

I went into this book knowing that I would find it interesting, but did not expect to love it as much as I did. Salverson has taken the topic of the 'atomic highway' and used it to write an intimate and moving memoir about guilt and innocence, trauma and recovery. Julie Salverson has an interesting … Continue reading Lines of Flight: An Atomic Memoir by Julie Salverson

Library Finds: ‘Nine Bells for a Man’ and ‘Victory Meat’

Nine Bells for a Man by Peter Unwin (2000) All along I thought I would read one of my Jane Urqhart books for the letter 'U' in my A-Z CanLit Project. But no, I couldn't be sensible - I had to ignore the five Urquhart novels I have on my shelf and search the library for … Continue reading Library Finds: ‘Nine Bells for a Man’ and ‘Victory Meat’