From the Library: some laughs, some crime, a coma, and a narrative meditation

The first thing I have to say about these books is that each one deserves it's own post. So very good in their own unique ways. Three from Atlantic Canada, one from Quebec. Are You Kidding Me?! by Lesley Crewe, Nimbus Publishing Lesley Crewe is wildly popular here in Nova Scotia. Her books at the … Continue reading From the Library: some laughs, some crime, a coma, and a narrative meditation

Atlantic Book Awards 2020: Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award

The Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award is one of the most lucrative in Canada. For more information about it and the writer it's named for, visit my Thomas Raddall page. Two of the nominated books for this award are set in contemporary Halifax, and one in an isolated nineteenth century Newfoundland cove. Crocuses Hatch From … Continue reading Atlantic Book Awards 2020: Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award

Two Canadian Novellas: Homing and The End of the Alphabet

I really enjoyed both of these novellas. The End of the Alphabet was recommended by Tori at Being Tori in Victoria, and I wanted to read Homing after reading and loving Fallsy Downsies by Stephanie Domet. Both of these are love stories, one at the end of its time, the other at the very beginning. … Continue reading Two Canadian Novellas: Homing and The End of the Alphabet

Black Snow: A Story of Love and Destruction by Jon Tattrie

"Rich in fact and shocking images, the story sets a blistering pace following¬†one man's search through a ruined city for the love of his life as he confronts the wreckage of his past." Black Snow takes us from the trenches of WWI to the devastation of the Halifax Explosion. At just 200 pages, it is … Continue reading Black Snow: A Story of Love and Destruction by Jon Tattrie