fiction

This Unlikely Soil: Stories by Andrea Routley

This Unlikely Soil, the sophomore collection from Lambda Literary Award finalist Andrea Routley, is a quintet of linked novellas exploring…

5 days ago

The Rooftop Garden by Menaka Raman-Wilms

The Rooftop Garden is a novel about Nabila, a researcher who studies seaweed in warming oceans, and her childhood friend…

2 weeks ago

River, Diverted by Jamie Tennant

Filled with pop culture references and a deep love of monster movies, River, Diverted is both a light-hearted and subtly…

2 weeks ago

Excerpt: See You Later Maybe Never by Lenore Rowntree

Intelligent and funny, timeless and tragic, See You Later Maybe Never gets to the heart of what it means to…

3 weeks ago

Sombrio by Rhonda Waterfall

Vulnerable and hallucinatory, Rhonda Waterfall writes an alarming and vivid West Coast novel. Set in the rainforest on the outer…

4 weeks ago

King of Hope by Kim Conklin

King of Hope brings Southern Ontario Gothic with an environmental twist, through the lens of a small town that’s been…

1 month ago

Aquariums, by J.D. Kurtness, translated by Pablo Strauss

Whales, researchers, and colourful ancestors play key roles in Aquariums, a novel by J.D. Kurtness. Aquariums follows the story of…

2 months ago

The Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra Patrick

The house cleaner of a famous author must carry out her employer's shocking last wish in this delightful new novel…

3 months ago

What the Dog Knows by Sylvia McNicoll

Naomi’s dog Diesel returns from the afterlife with one mission — can he save her?

4 months ago

The Punishing Journey of Arthur Delaney by Bob Kroll

I dove into this book assuming that it was going to be bleak – I mean, the title is The…

5 months ago

Night in the World by Sharon English

Night in the World explores the need to end our separations from each other and from nature -- coming home,…

5 months ago

James’ Rapid Review Roundup May 2022

I have decided to write up seven "brief and breezy" reviews of some recent reads.

6 months ago

All the Seas of the World by Guy Gavriel Kay

All the Seas of the World . . . provides the reader with the opportunity to immerse themselves in a…

6 months ago

Wan: a novel by Dawn Promislow

Dawn Promislow’s slow-burning novel, Wan, takes the reader back to apartheid-era South Africa.

6 months ago

Excerpt: FINDING EDWARD, A Novel by Sheila Murray

An excerpt from Sheila Murray's debut novel, Finding Edward from Cormorant Books.

7 months ago

This website uses cookies.