Soraya Peerbaye’s Tell (2015)

2016-11-10T08:43:37-05:00

Poems for a Girlhood, it's subtitled. But it's actually for girlhoods. For the author's. And Reena Virk's. At least, for what of Reena Virk's girlhood is known and what can be imagined. She was murdered on November 14, 1997 when she was fourteen years old. At least eight teenagers participated in her

Soraya Peerbaye’s Tell (2015)2016-11-10T08:43:37-05:00

The Inseparables, Tobacco Wars, I’m Still Here

2017-07-24T14:21:27-05:00

Having stories narrated by - or assembled via - a number of voices is a popular way of  world-building. Each of the following books plays with this technique, allowing different perspectives to combine and create a more credible space for readers to inhabit. Just as in Meg Wolitzer's The Position, the matriarch

The Inseparables, Tobacco Wars, I’m Still Here2017-07-24T14:21:27-05:00

Lisa Moore’s Flannery (2016)

2020-07-29T09:30:35-05:00

Lisa Moore builds folks from the ink up: she is standout at characterization. Groundwood Books, 2016 One of the elements that makes her characters so convincing is the echo effect, the reverberations off seemingly extraneous details (in images, in descriptions, in settings) to construct multi-faceted individuals. Readers who have

Lisa Moore’s Flannery (2016)2020-07-29T09:30:35-05:00

On Everything Everything and Everything Feels like the Movies

2016-06-10T08:41:42-05:00

Everything: isn’t that what readers look for in a book? Many authors think so. PRH - Doubleday Canada, 2015 One suggests that Everything Leads to You. Another insists that Everything Was Goodbye. (Nina LaCour and Gurjinder Basran) One begs Tell Me Everything, while another is concerned with Everything

On Everything Everything and Everything Feels like the Movies2016-06-10T08:41:42-05:00

Sigal Samuel’s The Mystics of Mile End (2015)

2020-08-19T08:28:35-05:00

There are five windows on the cover of Sigal Samuel's debut novel; in only one of them does a pair of people appear. Freehand Books, 2015 In three of the windows there is a solitary silhouette, and in the window at the top, the blind is nearly pulled to

Sigal Samuel’s The Mystics of Mile End (2015)2020-08-19T08:28:35-05:00
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