Historical Fiction
The Last Neanderthal by Claire Cameron - Review

Have you seen movie The Quest For Fire (1981)? It features a group of prehistoric humans trying to re-acquire fire after they lost it in a battle. Their language is rudimentary and they mostly act like beasts. Although the movie…

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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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The Wonder by Emma Donoghue - CanLit

Until now, we’ve died. Until now. In 1865, Ireland is still numb from the Great Famine that killed a million people and drove as many out of their cherished island. Unspeakable grief and starvation weighed on Irish people’s spirit for…

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Ami McKay - The Birth House - Book review - CanLit

The Birth House‘s protagonist, Dora Rare, is such a fan of Jane Austen that on the first time she helps a mother through childbirth, she names the baby Darcy, after the character of Pride and Prejudice. Interesting, considering The Birth…

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