Sarah Selecky #1: Radiant Shimmering Light

In the spirit of Sarah Selecky's novel... Dear Reader, I am writing to you today about an exciting life-changing opportunity - Sarah Selecky's new novel Radiant Shimmering Light. This brilliant book has enhanced the way I see the world. It has inspired me to be my natural self every day, and I strongly believe it … Continue reading Sarah Selecky #1: Radiant Shimmering Light

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Let Us Be True by Erna Buffie

We often hear about how we need to know our history before we can heal and move on; globally, nationally, and personally. But often that's easier said than done. In an interview with the Calgary Journal, Erna Buffie explains that she wanted to write a book about her "mother's generation of women".  I think a lot … Continue reading Let Us Be True by Erna Buffie

In Search of the Perfect Singing Flamingo by Claire Tacon

Immediately intrigued by the title of this book, I read the premise only to be more intrigued. In Search of the Perfect Singing Flamingo includes a character with Williams syndrome. A few years ago, I met someone with Williams syndrome, and at the time, it was the first I'd heard of it , despite the … Continue reading In Search of the Perfect Singing Flamingo by Claire Tacon

The Red Word by Sarah Henstra

Consent. Rape culture. The male gaze. Sex-positivity. The Red Word asks a bold question: what if women weren’t content to wait for the next assault to take action? What if they got tired of the his-word-against-hers stalemates? Set against the sex wars of the 1990s and the birth of third-wave feminism, the result is a smart, dark, … Continue reading The Red Word by Sarah Henstra

Most Anything You Please by Trudy J. Morgan-Cole

This multi-generational story about women in Newfoundland was a joy to read. The setting The story is set in Rabbittown, St. John's, and is told through the eyes of the three central Holloway women; Ellen, Audrey and Rachel. In 1936, when Ellen's family was still young, she opened up a corner grocery store below the living … Continue reading Most Anything You Please by Trudy J. Morgan-Cole