Category Archives: Rural

The Small Town Lesbian Survivor Ghost Story of Your Dreams: A Review of Amber Dawn’s SODOM ROAD EXIT

If you haven’t already read this book and looking at this review you’re thinking TLDR, just know this: Amber Dawn’s latest novel Sodom Exit Road is a brilliant blend of family drama, a queer homecoming, and a good old fashioned … Continue reading

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March Queer Can Lit Newsflash: Events Featuring Casey Plett, Amber Dawn, &Joshua Whitehead, Queer BC Book Prize Nominees, and More!

There are a lot of exciting things happening in the queer can lit world! Let’s get to them: Did you know Casey Plett has a new novel called Little Fish coming out? If you’ve been reading my blog, then yes … Continue reading

Posted in Amber Dawn, Canadian, femme, Fiction, Indigenous, Lesbian, News, Poetry, Postcolonial, Queer, Rural, Short Stories, Trans, Trans Feminine, Transgender, Vancouver | 2 Comments

Reading and Re-Reading FALL ON YOUR KNEES by Ann-Marie MacDonald

Honestly where should I start with this devastating masterpiece, Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald, originally published in 1996? I recently read this book — or rather listened to the audiobook — for the second time after first reading … Continue reading

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Four Amazing Queer Canadian Short Story Collections You Must Read

Have I mentioned lately how much I love short stories? I mean, I adore a good novel too, obviously, but novels get a lot of love, whereas short stories and the writers who are so talented at writing them get … Continue reading

Posted in Butch, Canadian, Caribbean, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay, Lesbian, list, Nalo Hopkinson, Queer, Rural, Science Fiction, Shani Mootoo, Short Stories, South Asian, Trans, Trans Feminine, Transgender, Vancouver | 4 Comments

Five Queer Canadian Audiobooks for Your Ear-Reading Pleasure

I love audiobooks for the fact that they allow me to read at times when I would otherwise be forced to not read (see: exercising, cleaning, doing the dishes, walking) but Canadian audiobooks can be hard to find, let alone … Continue reading

Posted in Butch, Canadian, Caribbean, Emma Donoghue, Fantasy, Fiction, Ivan E. Coyote, Lesbian, list, Nalo Hopkinson, Queer, Romance, Rural, Shani Mootoo, South Asian, Toronto, Trans, Trans Masculine, Transgender | 4 Comments

8 Awesome Asian Canadian Queer Books

These are some of my favourite books, and I bet they will become your favourites too once you read them. These books are all written by queer and/or trans Asian Canadian authors AND all feature queer and/or trans Asian Canadian … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta, Asian, Bisexual, Canadian, comics, Coming-of-age, Fantasy, Farzana Doctor, Fiction, Graphic, Hiromi Goto, Lesbian, list, magic realism, Mariko Tamaki, memoir, Queer, Rural, South Asian, Trans, Trans Feminine, Young Adult | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

A Gay Coming of Age Story that Avoids Tidy Resolutions and Black and White Morals: A Review of CINNAMON TOAST AND THE END OF THE WORLD by Janet E. Cameron

Janet E. Cameron’s debut novel is not the whimsical or light-hearted story you might expect from the cheery title and cover. In fact, it’s a coming of age / coming out YA story that follows the general formula of these … Continue reading

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