Educated by Tara Westover - Review

I usually only review Canadian books on MapleBooks, but the memoir of Tara Westover absolutely needs to be talked about. Educated is shocking, heart-breaking, but also extremely insightful and inspiring. Tara was born the last child of a large family…

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Petit Guide de la Science-Fiction au Québec de Jean-Louis Trudel - Critique

Avis à tous les passionnés ! Ce Petit guide de la science-fiction au Québec est un ouvrage de référence pour tous les amateurs du genre et de littérature canadienne. D’une lecture très aisée, il livre au lecteur une analyse claire et…

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I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid - Review

Searching for your yearly dose of scare for Halloween? Have a look at I’m Thinking of Ending Things! Best described as a psychological thriller or maybe even a psychological horror novel, I honestly believe this novel is one of a…

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Dragon Springs Road by Janie Chang - Review

Dragon Springs Road, published this January, sets the bar very high for 2017’s Canadian literature. This second novel by Janie Chang is a unique, beautiful, human, and insightful novel. Set near Shanghai, China, in the early 20th century, Dragon Springs…

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Annabel by Kathleen Winter - Review

We are in 1968. A small coastal village of Labrador sees the birth of a baby with ambiguous sexual traits. At the hospital, it’s a mere ruler who decides upon the infant’s fate: “Penis size at birth is the primary…

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Dix Ans d'Éternité - Recueil de nouvelles de Science-fiction, Fantasy, Horreur

D’évidence, Dix ans d’éternité a été créé par des passionnés : le fabuleux choix de nouvelles, la superbe couverture, la mise en page parfaite, les deux préfaces dédiées à l’histoire du magazine dont les nouvelles sont tirées, Brins d’Éternité, et les magnifiques…

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Jardin de chair de Frédéric Raymond, roman d'épouvante

Jardin de chair révèle toute la limite du système des notes : la qualité d’un roman ne peut jamais se réduire à un chiffre, mais dans le cas du récit d’épouvante de Frédéric Raymond, la tentative est parfaitement futile. Vous pouvez…

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As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce #7) by Alan Bradley, Mystery Book

 I don’t even want to talk about it except to say OMG WTF.  (Alison MacCarty about this book) Indeed. I wanted a mystery for a change and picked As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust for the never-ending praises about the Flavia…

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Pray Lied Eve by Lydia Peever, Horror Short Story Collection

Pray Lied Eve is a tiny short story collection you should really dive into provided you’re not scared of the dark. The book contains “three tales of the untoward” (Everyday, Shrinking Dwell and Bad Shepherd) and however unusual the word…

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