Canada Reads 2019 Mini Reviews

The five contenders for Canada Reads 2019, in order in which I read them (or didn't). The theme: One Book to Move You. Brother by David Chariandy -- defended by Lisa Ray, model and actress I'm happy that Brother is a part of Canada Reads this year. I read this book when it was longlisted … Continue reading Canada Reads 2019 Mini Reviews

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The Break by Katherena Vermette

[Goodreads synopsis] When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break — a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house — she calls the police to alert them to a possible crime. In a series of shifting narratives, people who … Continue reading The Break by Katherena Vermette

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