Tag Archives: Canadian Fiction

LGBTQ Fall Book Releases to Be Excited About

Fall! The leaves are turning colours and everyone is going back to school (well, I am, at least). Fall is also an especially awesome time for book lovers because so. many. books are released in this lovely season. Here are … Continue reading

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An Exhilarating End to Daniel Heath Justice’s Queer Native Fantasy Trilogy: DREYD: THE WAY OF THORN AND THUNDER

I can’t imagine a better, more satisfying finish to Daniel Heath Justice’s fantasy trilogy than Dreyd, the final, exhilarating book.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you should have a look at my review of the first and … Continue reading

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A Review of Farzana Doctor’s Six Metres of Pavement: A Moving Novel about Chosen Family

I bought and started reading Farzana Doctor’s second novel Six Metres of Pavement with specific and high expectations: not only has it just been shortlisted for the 2012 Toronto Book award, it was named one of Now Magazine’s top ten books … Continue reading

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An Ideal Read for a Thoughtful Night at a Coffeehouse: A Review of Gail Scott’s Main Brides

Montreal writer Gail Scott’s 1993 book Main Brides is less a novel than a series of snapshots, taken with the camera of the main character Lydia’s eyes.  It’s a book where mood and atmosphere are more important than plot or … Continue reading

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A Collection at Once Tough and Tender: A Review of Kristyn Dunnion’s The Dirt Chronicles

In The Dirt Chronicles, Kristyn Dunnion writes brilliant, moving stories about a diverse crowd: anarchist punks, dumpster-diving freegans, a First Nations lesbian teenager, queer brown kids in foster care, trans sex workers, middle-aged ostensibly straight men with intense homoerotic cross-cultural … Continue reading

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