Land Mammals and Sea Creatures by Jen Neale

As with The Luminous Sea, the cover of this lured me right in. Covers with sea creatures on them always catch my eye, so when I saw this book on the "new book" shelf at the library, I grabbed it. The first thing I noticed when flipping through the book is that all the chapters are … Continue reading Land Mammals and Sea Creatures by Jen Neale

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Giller Longlist: Brother by David Chariandy

If you're looking for that one beautiful gem, David Chariandy's Brother just might be it. It's raw and honest, and the writing is as smooth as silk. Michael and his older brother Francis are close as they grow up in 1980s Scarborough, the sons of a single hard-working mother from Trinidad. Francis was my older … Continue reading Giller Longlist: Brother by David Chariandy

Willem de Kooning’s Paintbrush by Kerry Lee Powell

Willem de Kooning's Paintbrush was longlisted for the Giller Prize, is a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Awards. So, of course I had to read it. As I have mentioned before, I prefer novels to short stories. However, short stories have their place in … Continue reading Willem de Kooning’s Paintbrush by Kerry Lee Powell

A beautiful Truth by Colin McAdam

Praise for A Beautiful Truth: "Haunting.  Heartbreaking.  A Curious George for grown-ups, it is a tale of empathy and honesty, deftly told and beautifully rendered."   - Will Ferguson "A Beautiful Truth is a story about love and beauty and our dreams for our children and our inescapable loneliness.  The characters, human and animal, are sad … Continue reading A beautiful Truth by Colin McAdam