• All is Well (2021) by Katherine Walker

    All is Well

    The title of Katherine Walker’s novel, All is Well, is intended to be ironic as we learn from the opening paragraph. There is a dead man lying on the rug in Reverend Christine Wright’s church office.

  • Bystander (2022) by Mike Steeves


    The truth is, Peter doesn’t like his job at all. It’s a show. Instead of handling problems simply, his bosses debate them in meetings and make him comfort the clients.

  • Danceland Diary (2022) by dee Hobsbawn Smith

    Danceland Diary

    dee Hobsbawn-Smith’s Danceland Diary is a mysterious novel that, at its heart, is a disturbing account of family history going back three generations.

  • I Hate The Ivy League: Riffs and Rants on Elite Education (2022) Podcast by Malcolm Gladwell

    I Hate the Ivy League

    [Book Review] Gladwell’s signature style is reliably on display in I Hate the Ivy League, a journalist’s perfect blend of field research and expert interviews that lend authority to his critique. His relatable, down-to-earth perspective and impassioned narration strike close to the heart as listeners learn about the racial and class barriers that tarnish the egalitarian reputation of this education system, however unearned.

  • We Cry in Silence (2022) by Smita Sharma

    We Cry in Silence

    [Book Review] Sharma shows us Indian police stations, train stations, and brothels, offering powerful portraits while hiding the identity of the subject.

  • The Witch's Diary cover


    [Book Review] The Witch’s Diary is a great read for anyone who is, has, or will soon be looking for work after acquiring student debt; life can vex you, but supportive friends, staying true to oneself, and the fine art of persistence will make you adept enough to ace any test worth taking.

  • The Annual Migration of Clouds cover


    [Book Review] Premee Mohamed’s The Annual Migration of Clouds is a speculative novella that foreshadows post-apocalyptic Alberta, a place where climate change has ravaged the province and a mysterious intergenerational parasite called Cadastrulamyces fungi (Cad for short) can control the host’s body and mind.

  • To Know You're Alive cover


    [Book Review] Written and drawn by Dakota McFadzean between 2013 and 2020, To Know You’re Alive is a collection of graphic works printed in a combination of pink and black ink on white paper, allowing the medium to take on the characteristic look and feel of the ‘funny pages’ of a local newspaper. A splash of colour adds beautiful elegance to McFadzean’s simple art while delving into complex ideas with an often-chilling subtext. This unease invites the reader to question what they take for granted to be safe or familiar.


    [Book Review] Last Tide, Andy Zuliani’s debut novel, is a dark exploration of how people come together in the midst of crises—both natural and man-made. The book is split into three parts: “Reformatting,” “Fifteen Feet,” and “Death and Surfing.” Although it is literary fiction, it bears a resemblance to disaster science fiction. Despite this, Last Tide is so frighteningly possible, readers may soon forget these origins; just because it hasn’t yet happened doesn’t mean it won’t.