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

Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery by Melanie J. Fishbane

But from childhood my one wish and ambition was to write. I never had any other or wished to have.  - L.M. Montgomery Maud is a fictional account of Lucy Maud Montgomery's life between the ages of 14 and 17. Melanie Fishbane writes in detail about Maud's family, friends, and possible romances. Maud grows up … Continue reading Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery by Melanie J. Fishbane

Playing Catch-Up: Yasuko Thanh, Jared Young, and Margaret Atwood

I read these books back in December, and was hoping to find more time for each of them, but they are starting to get away from me... Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains by Yasuko Thanh This book is Yasuko Thanh's debut novel, and was the winner of the 2016 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Award. The story … Continue reading Playing Catch-Up: Yasuko Thanh, Jared Young, and Margaret Atwood

Library Finds: ‘Nine Bells for a Man’ and ‘Victory Meat’

Nine Bells for a Man by Peter Unwin (2000) All along I thought I would read one of my Jane Urqhart books for the letter 'U' in my A-Z CanLit Project. But no, I couldn't be sensible - I had to ignore the five Urquhart novels I have on my shelf and search the library for … Continue reading Library Finds: ‘Nine Bells for a Man’ and ‘Victory Meat’

Found Far and Wide by Kevin Major

Normally, I prefer female protagonists in my reading. But I've recently read two books whose main characters (and most of the supporting characters) have been male. Richard Wagamese's beautiful writing pulled me into Medicine Walk effortlessly. In Found Far and Wide, it is Sam's story that had me turning the pages. In four parts, Found … Continue reading Found Far and Wide by Kevin Major