Unresolved: Shani Mootoo’s Polar Vortex (2020)

2020-10-07T15:23:29-05:00

The characters in Shani Mootoo’s fiction often carry a burden. Cereus Blooms at Night (1996) is a lyrical and painful story of reconciling past trauma with present-day understanding (and a personal favourite). In Moving Sideways Like a Crab (2014), one character believes that all they “learned about women and

Unresolved: Shani Mootoo’s Polar Vortex (2020)2020-10-07T15:23:29-05:00

Shadow Giller: Thea Lim’s An Ocean of Minutes (2018)

2018-11-25T17:51:46-05:00

Shadow Giller review contents: In Short, a 300-word and spoiler-free summary, intended to have a broad appeal; In Detail, elaborating on one aspect of the book which I found remarkable (perhaps only interesting for others who have read the book or who have an interest more mechanical aspects of

Shadow Giller: Thea Lim’s An Ocean of Minutes (2018)2018-11-25T17:51:46-05:00

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018

2018-08-01T13:53:16-05:00

"The AWW challenge was set up to help overcome gender bias in the reviewing of books by Australian women. The challenge encourages avid readers and book bloggers, male and female, living in or outside Australia, to read and review books by Australian women throughout the year. You don’t have

Australian Women Writers Challenge 20182018-08-01T13:53:16-05:00

In My Reading Log, December 2016

2019-03-20T14:34:48-05:00

Once again, my idea of reading more non-fiction this year didn't materialize. During Non-Fiction November, so many people were actually reading books that I have been meaning to read but I picked up a novel or collection instead. Nonetheless, I've squeezed in a few. Julia Shaw's The Memory Illusion (2016) Memory

In My Reading Log, December 20162019-03-20T14:34:48-05:00

Riel Nason’s All the Things We Leave Behind (2016)

2017-07-24T14:51:11-05:00

The title of her second novel might well have been a discarded option for her debut; Riel Nason is back in familiar territory: the intersection between memory and identity, the line between mysticism and madness, and sibling bonds in a coming-of-age tale. Goose Lane, 2016 Now it is 1977

Riel Nason’s All the Things We Leave Behind (2016)2017-07-24T14:51:11-05:00
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