Book Reviews

Review of Agnes, Murderess by Sarah Leavitt

Review of Agnes, Murderess by Sarah Leavitt

Agnes, Murderess By Sarah Leavitt Freehand Books 288 Pages, $30.00 Deep in the woods of Northern British Columbia, Agnes McVee makes men disappear. But Sarah Leavitt starts her reimagining of the hair-raising South Cariboo legend far across a continent and an ocean....

Review of Trembling River by Andrée A. Michaud

Review of Trembling River by Andrée A. Michaud

Trembling River By Andrée A. Michaud Translated by J.C. Sutcliffe Arachnide 403 Pages, $23.00 Marnie Duchamp’s father and Billie Richard’s father have nothing in common except being tied to people who have seemingly vanished into thin air. August 1979: Micheal...

Review of Hellgoing By Lynn Coady

Review of Hellgoing By Lynn Coady

Hellgoing By Lynn Coady House of Anansi 240 Pages, $20.00 Lynn Coady’s collection of short stories takes pleasure in uncertainty, teasing a reader with twisting plots and characters entangled in miscommunications, errors, and snap judgements. These nine stories detail...

Review of Ruby Red Skies by Taslim Burkowicz

Review of Ruby Red Skies by Taslim Burkowicz

Ruby Red Skies By Taslim Burkowicz Roseway Publishing 364 Pages, $24.00 In Ruby Red Skies, Taslim Burkowicz’s third novel, the destinies of Ruby and Rubina—two women separated by four centuries of history but united by an eternal quest for love and...

Review of Trailer Park Shakes

Review of Trailer Park Shakes

Trailer Park Shakes By Justene Dion-Glowa Brick Books 96 pages, $24  Justene Dion-Glowa’s first full-length poetry book, Trailer Park Shakes, considers how one finds strength in grieving a lifetime of injustice, poverty, trauma, family violence, and the loss of a...

Review of brat

Review of brat

brat By Sophie Crocker Gordon Hill Press 76 pages, $20  Mythic, chaotic, and fiercely funny, Sophie Crocker’s brat is an anthology of lovers and creatures, intimate self-portraits, and candid observations about life and the world. From rat kings, riot dogs, and...

Review of Pacifique

Review of Pacifique

Pacifique By Sarah L. Taggart Coach House Books 224 pages, $24  Where does the truth lie when the stigma of madness casts doubts on a story? In Sarah L. Taggart’s debut novel Pacifique, Taggart examines love, but more importantly, the complexities of mental illness...

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