Book Reviews

Louise Green’s “Big Fit Girl”

March 16, 2018

Reviewed by Megan Wolfe What does an athlete look like? Do they have a flat stomach with rippling muscles under spandex or could they have curves and cellulite? Big Fit Girls, as the title implies, is geared toward the latter, those big, fit,…

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Tom Barren’s “All Our Wrong Todays”

March 15, 2018

Reviewed by Megan Johnson Barr Tom Barren lives in the futuristic world of 2016, not the 2016 that you and I have lived through, no. Tom lives in an alternate timeline, a technological utopia where cars fly, meals are synthesized, and time travel…

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Terry Fallis’ “One Brother Shy”

March 13, 2018

Reviewed by Cole Schisler One Brother Shy follows Alex MacAskill, a shy computer programmer who works for a tech company that produces facial recognition software. After the death of his mother, he discovers that she has been receiving monthly payments of $5,000. He…

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Joanne Proulx’s “We All Love the Beautiful Girls”

March 12, 2018

Reviewed by Chantelle Nazareth “Who do the lucky become when their luck sours?” ~ Joanne Proulx, We All Love the Beautiful Girls We All Love the Beautiful Girls is literary fiction by Joanne Proulx – a heart wrenching, emotional rollercoaster that captures the…

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Nick Mount’s “Arrival: The Story of CanLit”

March 9, 2018

Reviewed by Chynna Moore What happens when nearly 100 years of war, colonialism, industry, and growing nationalism culminate in a new wave of home-grown literature? Arrival is the story, history, and biography of Canada’s “literary boom” from the late 1950s to the mid-1970s, as…

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Dina Del Bucchia’s “Don’t Tell Me What to Do”

March 8, 2018

Reviewed by Rachel Jackson Don’t Tell Me What to Do by Dina Del Bucchia is a hilarious debut story collection both ridiculous and mundane. As the title implies, the author showcases women who are sick and tired of being told what to do…

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