February 2019, In My Bookbag

2019-03-20T07:38:54-05:00

In which I read, while sitting in a café, in a library and in various TTC stations. While longer volumes, like Charles Palliser’s The Quincunx and Andrew Miller’s Now We Shall Be Entirely Free, stay at home. Charles Quimper’s In Every Wave (2017; Trans. Guil Lefebvre, 2018) Narrated by

February 2019, In My Bookbag2019-03-20T07:38:54-05:00

Michael Redhill’s Bellevue Spiral (2017)

2017-11-09T08:13:20-05:00

Whether or not it's 50%, there is a part of Michael Redhill who is Inger Ash Wolfe; he has published four mysteries using this pseudonym. And, so, there is certainly some Michael Redhill, in Hazel Micallef, too. Hazel being the heroine of that series. But she's a character, you

Michael Redhill’s Bellevue Spiral (2017)2017-11-09T08:13:20-05:00

Tracey Lindberg’s Birdie (2016)

2016-11-21T12:05:04-05:00

Even when Bernice is liked, she's not necessarily liked for the person she is, but for the person someone believes her to be.  This is largely why she leaves herself, why she learns to fly. "I wonder how fascinated she’d be if she knew that I’d been fucked before I

Tracey Lindberg’s Birdie (2016)2016-11-21T12:05:04-05:00

Zoe Whittall’s The Best Kind of People

2017-07-24T15:22:56-05:00

It begins with something extraordinary. "Almost a decade earlier, a man with a .45-70 Marlin hunting rifle walked through the front doors of Avalon Hills prep school. He didn't know that he was about to become a living symbol of the age of white men shooting into crowds." House

Zoe Whittall’s The Best Kind of People2017-07-24T15:22:56-05:00

June 2016, In My Bookbag

2016-06-26T10:49:55-05:00

In which I discuss some of the skinny volumes, which have nestled into my bookbag (while longer works, like Marge Piercy's Gone to Soldiers and Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend, were left at home. Vivek Shraya's God Loves Hair is illustrated by Juliana Neufeld, a full-page image introducing each of

June 2016, In My Bookbag2016-06-26T10:49:55-05:00
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