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Book Review: The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean (38/50)

I received a free copy via Thomas Allen & Sons and Algonquin Books in exchange for an honest review. Summary (From Goodreads) Tikka Malloy was eleven and one-sixth years old during the long, hot, Australian summer of 1992. The TV news in the background chattered with debate about the exoneration of Lindy (“dingo took my baby”) Chamberlain. That summer was… Continue reading Book Review: The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean (38/50)

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Book Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney (37/50)

Summary (From Goodreads) Connell Waldron is one of the most popular boys in his small-town high school–he is a star of the football team, an excellent student, and never wanting for attention from girls. The one thing he doesn’t have is money. Marianne Sheridan, a classmate of Connell’s, has the opposite problem. Marianne is plain-looking,… Continue reading Book Review: Normal People by Sally Rooney (37/50)

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Book Review: Starlight by Richard Wagamese (36/50)

Summary (From Goodreads) Frank Starlight has long settled into a quiet life working his remote farm, but his contemplative existence comes to an abrupt end with the arrival of Emmy, who has committed a desperate act so she and her child can escape a harrowing life of violence. Starlight takes in Emmy and her daughter… Continue reading Book Review: Starlight by Richard Wagamese (36/50)

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Book Review: Sadie by Courtney Summers (35/50)

Summary (From Goodreads) A missing girl on a journey of revenge. A Serial―like podcast following the clues she’s left behind. And an ending you won’t be able to stop talking about. Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her… Continue reading Book Review: Sadie by Courtney Summers (35/50)

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Book Review: Happily and Madly by Alexis Bass (34/50)

I received a free copy from Raincoast Books in exchange for an honest review. Summary (From Goodreads) Maris Brown has been told two things about her destiny: 1. She will fall happily and madly in love. 2. She could be dead before she turns eighteen. The summer before that fateful birthday, Maris is in the… Continue reading Book Review: Happily and Madly by Alexis Bass (34/50)

Book Reviews · CanLit

Book Review: Vi by Kim Thúy, translated by Sheila Fischman (33/50)

Summary (From Goodreads) The daughter of an enterprising mother and a wealthy, spoiled father who never had to grow up, Vi was the youngest of their four children and the only girl. They gave her a name that meant “precious, tiny one,” destined to be cosseted and protected, the family’s little treasure. But the Vietnam… Continue reading Book Review: Vi by Kim Thúy, translated by Sheila Fischman (33/50)

Book Reviews · CanLit

Book Review: Autopsy of a Boring Wife by Marie-Renée Lavoie (32/50)

Summary (From Goodreads) Like a Québécois Bridget Jones’s Diary, Marie-Renée Lavoie’s Autopsy of a Boring Wife tells the hysterically funny and ultimately touching tale of forty-eight-year-old Diane, a woman whose husband leaves her and is having an affair because, he says, she bores him. Diane takes the charge to heart and undertakes an often ribald,… Continue reading Book Review: Autopsy of a Boring Wife by Marie-Renée Lavoie (32/50)