A Halifax Christmas Carol by Steven Laffoley

Before you start to think I'm completely obsessed with the Halifax Explosion, let me explain... When I first saw this book I thought it was going to be a twist on Dickens's A Christmas Carol, set in Halifax. Which it is... but it's not as close to A Christmas Carol as I was expecting it … Continue reading A Halifax Christmas Carol by Steven Laffoley

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Dazzle Patterns by Alison Watt

As some of you may know, I have been working on a little project the last couple of years; reading novels that have a connection to the Halifax Explosion. On December 6th of this year, 2017, it will be the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. One of the things I find compelling about reading … Continue reading Dazzle Patterns by Alison Watt

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