Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Preview: Jeanne's Road

It is 1933. A journalist travels to the small mining town of Rouyn in northern Quebec — a community that has become a refuge for Russians, Finns, Ukrainians, Chinese, and Jews. While there, he crosses paths with famed Canadian Marxist Jeanne Corbin, who has come to rally a group of striking workers, and sees his life forever changed. Jeanne’s Road is an essential read, bringing to life a lost era of Quebec history through its powerful yet unsentimental love story.

Read the preview here

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Still Life with June is Salty Ink's Book of the Month for April

The fine folks at Salty Ink, a website that shines a spotlight on Atlantic fiction, has chosen Darren Greer's hilarious, profound, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting novel Still Life With June as its April Book of the Month.

This is a snippet of what they have to say about it:
Still Life with June was, by page 9 or 10, clearly going to be of the best books I’d read all year. Before I’d finished it, it had become a plain favourite book of mine. It’s all there: great writing, a distinctive style, an engaging story told in a calculated way.
And that's just the beginning. Click here to read the rest of the review/tribute.