& Sons, by David Gilbert

The great American novel, and behind it, the great American author, aggrandized to god-like status. J. D. Salinger, Philip Roth, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway: venerated men with their enigmatic lives and brilliant minds. Add to them David Gilbert’s A.N. Dyer and we catch a glimpse of the flaws, the cracks in the façade;... Continue Reading →

The Curiosity, by Stephen P. Kiernan

We all know the adage ‘curiosity killed the cat’, well in Kiernan’s debut novel, curiosity did a lot more than that: it killed the dead man. When an Arctic scientific expedition in search of single-cell life forms stumbles upon a lot more than it usually does – krill and sardines, a whole new world of... Continue Reading →

The Good Daughters

I'm b-a-c-k. I was asked to continue submitting and at first I said no. Then "someone" said "I can see you in a coffee shop with your laptop writing on the blog". So - here I am (and I'm in a coffee shop). Just finished "The Good Daughters" by Joyce Maynard. It's a 7 day... Continue Reading →


Bambi by Felix Salten. This is my final entry in this blog. I am retiring shortly and to quote myself “I’m as excited as a little pig”. I thought I’d end it with my favourite book – Bambi. Years ago I applied for a job in the Victoriaville branch of the library. During the interview... Continue Reading →

The Cross Gardener by Jason Wright

A friend of mine suggested I read “The Cross Gardener” by Jason Wright. Boy does she know my reading taste. I’m a huge fan of “The Five People You Meet In Heaven” by Mitch Albom and “Elsewhere” by Gabrielle Zevin. When I finished this new book I think I enjoyed it even more. I started... Continue Reading →

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