Ami Sands Brodoff

Ami Sands Brodoff is completing her sixth book, the novel Treasures That Prevail. Her story collection, The Sleep of Apples, was a finalist for the International Book Awards and is now available as an audiobook.


Reviews by Ami Sands Brodoff:

March 16, 2023
One sustaining takeaway from Full Fadom Five: the past is never past.
November 2, 2022
Neil Smith holds pain and hope in precarious suspension in his autobiographical novel.
March 18, 2021
Linda Leith's The Girl From Dream City is an intimate and engaging story of her journey from a challenging girlhood in Northern Ireland to becoming a novelist, translator, and one of Canada’s leading literary curators.
March 23, 2019
In This Woman’s Work, which exists in the liminal space between autofiction and memoir, Delporte finds the words and draws the images to evoke the struggles of women as they navigate assumptions about gender, femininity, and creativity. The book is both deeply intimate and also emblematic of women who are at a time of crisis, opportunity, and, hopefully, progress.
November 6, 2015
Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced,” wrote James Baldwin, an apt epigraph for No Safeguards, the new novel by H. Nigel Thomas. Cultural memory often involves a good deal of willed forgetting, an overlooking of painful parts of experience in favour of a dominant narrative.
July 3, 2015
The emotional core of A Secret Music is this passionate, enmeshed bond between mother and son, both of whom hope that his music will help keep her demons at bay. For Lawrence, his mother’s belief in, and single-minded focus on, his music is a burden-laden blessing.
March 14, 2014
Though the events of Portrait of a Scandal took place nearly 150 years ago, the multidimensional characters and the themes of desire and downfall make this tale of our city both timeless and familiar.
July 16, 2013
In her enveloping, heartfelt debut novel, Bone and Bread, Saleema Nawaz penetrates deeply into the sibling bond.
July 21, 2012
Growing up in rural British Columbia, Deni idolizes his Dad, his stories, his old “Indian” tricks, and his perilous adventures.