The Way to Go Home by Catharine Leggett

Catharine Leggett's debut novel The Way to Go Home (2019, Urbanfarmhouse Press) is an ambitious one, and it comes on the heels of her shorty story collection, In Progress. While I enjoyed that book, I was anticipating how good a full-length novel by Ms. Leggett might be.  At a little over 370 pages, it is a far cry from the short-story length, yet the essence of her mature writing style has remained intact, I am happy to say.

Use Your Imagination! by Kris Bertin

Halifax-based writer Kris Bertin has won many awards for his previous short story collection, Bad Things Happen (2016, Biblioasis) and I'm sure that Use Your Imagination! (2019, Vagrant Press*) will garner its share. Composed of seven stories spread over 200 pages, these are the type of short stories you can really get into.