And the Birds Rained Down by Jocelyne Saucier, translated by Rhonda Mullins

This book made my heart sing. I discovered it on the 2015 Canada Reads List , and devoured it. When it was over, I felt elated. And The Birds Rained Down is about 3 old men living in the woods. And, when I say old, I mean the youngest is 86 and the oldest is … Continue reading And the Birds Rained Down by Jocelyne Saucier, translated by Rhonda Mullins

Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

Half-Blood Blues tells the story of a group of jazz musicians, called the Hot-time Swingers, and their time on the jazz scene in Berlin and Paris in the late 1930s.  While in Paris, the young up-and-coming trumpet star, Hieronymus Falk, gets taken by the Nazis and is presumed dead.  50 years later, Sid relives the events that take … Continue reading Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan