With My Back to the World by Sally Cooper

Three stories, three women, three different places and times. It's 2010 Hamilton Ontario, and Rudie spends her day in a frenzy, getting ready for the most important event of her life - she is going to finally meet her daughter Roselore. Rudie and her husband Leo have adopted a girl from Haiti, and as a … Continue reading With My Back to the World by Sally Cooper

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Shadow Giller: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

Since this book first came out, I have been captivated by the octopus on the cover. What is an octopus doing on the cover of a book about an escaped slave? Well, let me tell you... It starts in Barbados in 1830, when the plantation master's brother comes to visit. "Titch" asks for the "use" … Continue reading Shadow Giller: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

#LiteraryWives: The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt

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 #LiteraryWives: The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt

One Day Soon Time Will Have No Place Left To Hide by Christian Kiefer

I read Christian Kiefer's The Animals last year and loved it. So, I was happy to be sent a copy of his new novella. I didn't expect it to be just like his previous work, but I also wasn't expecting it to be so completely different. In fact, it's completely different from anything I have … Continue reading One Day Soon Time Will Have No Place Left To Hide by Christian Kiefer