Reviews

Scenes from the Underground

Scenes from the Underground

Gabriel Cholette’s debut memoir offers a dip into queer nightlife, the modern world of dating, and the many vices we engage in.

By Ashley Fish-Robertson

We Have Never Lived on Earth

We Have Never Lived on Earth

The small, precisely rendered moments are what make Kasia Von Shaik's stories resonant, familiar, and refreshing.

By Danielle Barkley

Jones

Jones

Neil Smith holds pain and hope in precarious suspension in his autobiographical novel.

By Ami Sands Brodoff

Shaf and the Remington

Shaf and the Remington

Rana Bose's novel is an allegory of human nature, asking us to question the essence and roots of war and ideology.

By Val Rwigema

Birds of Maine

Birds of Maine

Michael DeForge consolidates all his strengths even while breaking new ground, and does it on a grand scale.

By Ian McGillis

Fayne

Fayne

Ann-Marie MacDonald’s magnificent fourth novel is a hefty read, yet never does it feel too long.

By Kimberly Bourgeois

Shifting Earth

Shifting Earth

Flavia Biondi’s and Fabiana Mascolo’s art jumps off the page in vibrant, fluid storytelling, beautifully illustrating Cecil Castellucci’s Shifting Earth.

By Billie Gagné-LeBel

Black and Blue: Jazz Stories

Black and Blue: Jazz Stories

Stanley Péan combines his considerable knowledge of jazz history with his talent for editorial fact-finding. 

By Darcy MacDonald

We, the Others

We, the Others

Toula Drimonis' We, the Others is a declaration, with evidence, that allophones and immigrants do belong here.

By Elisabeth Gill