Guest Post: A Review of ‘Mountain’ by Ursula Pflug

I'm happy to have James Fisher on my blog today! James is a blogger and reviewer at The Miramichi Reader; a wonderful source of book reviews from small Canadian presses with a strong focus on Atlantic Canadian literature, both fiction and non-fiction. You might be particularly interested in checking out his Very Best! Book Awards page. *********************************************** Ursula … Continue reading Guest Post: A Review of ‘Mountain’ by Ursula Pflug

The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes by Bridget Canning

Imagine you performed an unintentional heroic act that was caught on video and shared with the world. What would you do? How would you react? This is the premise of Bridget Canning's debut, The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes. It's fun, smart, thought-provoking, and very relevant to the world we live in right now. Wanda … Continue reading The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes by Bridget Canning

The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie by Cecily Ross

In my last post, I wrote about Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery, the author of Anne of Green Gables (1908) and Emily of New Moon (1923). Almost immediately following that book, I read The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie; another fictional account of a well known female author from Canada's … Continue reading The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie by Cecily Ross

“Everything written by any woman was written by all women…”: Heather O’Neill, Scaachi Koul, and Erin Wunker

Notes From A Feminist Killjoy by Erin Wunker I finished this excellent book a couple of months ago, and I still find myself looking at things differently than I did before reading it. I underlined so many parts that I'm surprised at myself for not writing about it yet. But when I saw that Notes … Continue reading “Everything written by any woman was written by all women…”: Heather O’Neill, Scaachi Koul, and Erin Wunker

Steal Away Home: One Woman’s Epic Flight to Freedom – And Her Long Road Back to the South by Karolyn Smardz Frost

Karolyn Smardz Frost spent ten years researching for and writing this book, and it shows. The story centers around a woman named Cecelia Jane Reynolds, but there are many, many other interesting and amazing people and events happening in this book. So many names and dates, and I wanted to absorb and remember every one … Continue reading Steal Away Home: One Woman’s Epic Flight to Freedom – And Her Long Road Back to the South by Karolyn Smardz Frost