Hummingbird by Devin Krukoff

Have I mentioned before how much fun it is to just plunge into a book and/or author (in this case, both) I haven't come across before? Hummingbird tells the story of a man named Felix. He lives alone (at least, at first, he seems to). He spends too much time on the internet visiting live … Continue reading Hummingbird by Devin Krukoff

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In the Wake by Nicola Davison

"Memory plays tricks. Memory is another word for story, and nothing is more unreliable." -- Ann-Marie MacDonald, Fall on Your Knees Emily and Daniel have moved back home to Nova Scotia, with their 3-year-old son Ryan, after living in Alberta for ten years. Emily is excited to be back by the ocean, but it also … Continue reading In the Wake by Nicola Davison

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

Remember Eileen? I'm a fan of that book, despite its depressing heroine and its disturbing weirdness (or probably because of it). Sure enough, Moshfegh has delivered another weird story with an unlikable character. And, once again, it was hard to put down. I had started "hibernating" as best I could in mid-June of 2000. I … Continue reading My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

#LiteraryWives: The Headmaster’s Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene

Literary Wives is an on-line book group that examines the meaning and role of wife in different books. Every other month, we post and discuss a book with this question in mind: What does this book say about wives or about the experience of being a wife? Don’t forget to check out the other members of Literary Wives … Continue reading #LiteraryWives: The Headmaster’s Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene