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The Frangipani Hotel by Violet Kupersmith

Kupersmith was only 25 when this evocative and lush book of short stories was published. It’s not that I hadn’t accomplished anything at 25, but I certainly was not publishing. Good for her, is what I’m saying. The Frangipani hotel … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fifteen Dogs, by AndrĂ© Alexis

Fifteen Dogs was published this past April and has been shortlisted for the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize. I received my ARC in January at the OLA Conference, and I was immediately sold on the premise of dogs who receive the … Continue reading

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Book Review – Terroryaki! by Jennifer K. Chung

I’d never heard of the International 3-Day Novel Contest before picking up this book at my library a week ago. According to their website, it is an annual contest held every Labour Day weekend, whereby one attempts to write a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cure for the Common Breakup by Beth Kendrick

Chick lit. Women’s literature. Beach reads. What is it about books by, for, and about women, that is met with derision? Why is Stephanie Evanovich scorned, while James Patterson is embraced? If you’re hoping for an answer, this isn’t the … Continue reading

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Netgalley Review: As If! by Jen Chaney

One week ago, I got an email from Netgalley telling me that I’d been approved to read an advanced reader’s copy of As If! The Oral History of Clueless as told by Amy Heckerling and the Cast and Crew, by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Imagined London, a Tour of the World’s Greatest Fictional City, by Anna Quindlen

In 1995, Anna Quindlen made her first trip to London, England. The result is a short (my copy is 162p.) travelogue in which she rhapsodises about the many works of literature that feature London. At least, that’s the idea. What … Continue reading

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Blue Highways: A Journey into America, by William Least Heat Moon

In 1960, John Steinbeck took a road trip around the Continental US with his dog Charley, a trip that would later be published as Travels with Charley. This post is not about that book, though I do heartily recommend it … Continue reading

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