Sidle Creek is the debut story collection by Jolene McIlwain. Although I’m still working on a full-blown critique, I can already say that the book blew me away.
A World Beyond Cardboard
Jonathan Cardew’s collection of twelve tales, is both an honest and an ironic dive into our humanity. In the marvelous title story, this ambiguity is obvious from the first sentence: “Mum died so dad took us on a holiday to…
Claire Ibarra’s Fragile Saints is a captivating novel about heritage and injustices of the past that will take you to Peru.
End of the World House
What lines of communication might reveal themselves to us when the world comes to an end? How will we navigate our alternative lives if such lives are rendered possible? Can intimacies survive a separation in time and space? Such were…
Let Our Bodies Be Returned to Us
Mundell is a master of the darkly funny and tenderly magical, and this collection is a triumph of female empowerment.
A book I recently fell in love with is Chouette by Claire Oshetsky. It’s a feminist fable about motherhood, neurodiversity, and society’s harrowing straight jacket.