Literary Fiction

There’s nothing as terrifying as being told your newborn “will be sick a good deal and require special medical and nursing care, which cannot be given at home.” This is what Margaret Harrington from The Unfinished Child was told after…

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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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In and Down by Brett Alexander Savory - Literary Horror

If Alice had been a boy – and her life a complete mess – then her journey through Wonderland might have been quite similar to In and Down by Brett Alexander Savory. You might have found the work of Lewis…

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel: review, science-fiction

Station Eleven just shows how science-fiction — and “genre fiction”(I hate that label) — is looked down on in the literary community. Station Eleven features a pandemic, the fall of civilization and life in the future; however, even Emily St. John Mandel…

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The Geography of Pluto by Christopher DiRaddo, Literay Fiction, Canadian Literature

Some books are able to put you in the shoes of their protagonist, however different this character might ever feel from you. They make you see the world from their eyes, experience life from their point of view, and ultimately…

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