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Stoner by John Williams

I received this book as a gift from a very good friend and decided to start it immediately. I had never heard of it but knew my friend had very good taste. I was not disappointed but I was very sorry the book ended so soon. At 278 pages it is a relatively short read: […]

My Canada Reads for 2015

The focus last year was stated to be to find the one book that all Canadians should read to inspire social change in this country. Social change was not defined so the possibilities were infinite. I do believe that became problematic as participants and viewers/listeners tried to keep track of the focus and simultaneously monitor […]

The Back of the Turtle by Thomas King

Possibly you would  laugh out loud if I wrote that this is the best fiction  book I have read in 2015 and rightfully so (it being January 5, 2015 at the time of this writing) although I believe there is a possibility that the statement might hold true a year from now. It will certainly […]

Us Conductors by Sean Michaels

Facts that might be useful to be aware of or find out about before you read this book:

1. On the title page written below the title is the following:

“IN WHICH I SEEK

the heart of Clara Rockmore,

MY ONE TRUE LOVE,

finest theramin player the world will ever know”;

2. This novel was […]