Category Archives: Novel Questions

Novel Questions: Nadia Hashimi

“Being a writer means being a spy” In 2015, I was privileged to meet Nadia Hashimi.  She is the amazing author of When the Moon is Low, The Pearl That Broke It’s Shell and The House Without Widows (on my TBR shelf), … Continue reading

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Novel Questions: Terry Fallis

If any of you have seen me driving alone and laughing out loud, I might have been listening to the podcasts of the award winning novelist, Terry Fallis.  Although I have enjoyed reading his books, they are also so fun to … Continue reading

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Novel Questions: Helen Humphreys

I am very thankful that the Grimsby Author Series (in May 2015), introduced me to the beautiful writing of Helen Humphreys.  Her words seem almost lyrical and after reading her memoir, about the loss of her beloved brother, I understand how her … Continue reading

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Novel Questions: Cordelia Strube

On the Shores of Darkness There is Light is the first (but definitely not the last) Cordelia Strube novel that I have read.  It is a raw depiction of a family struggling with health problems, finances and relationships.  The first narrator, Harriet, … Continue reading

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A Year in Review – 2016

As the year draws to a close, I have been reflecting on my 2016 reading and thought that I would share a few highlights from the year. My goal had been to read 110 books this year and I am … Continue reading

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Novel Questions – Gary Barwin

Gary Barwin‘s latest  novel, Yiddish for Pirates was short-listed for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize.  I had the privilege to meet him at the Between the Pages event in Toronto leading up to the announcement of the winner.  Gary’s sense … Continue reading

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Novel Questions: Gail Anderson-Dargatz

  I had the privilege of meeting Gail Anderson-Dargatz at the Grimsby Author Series in September.  Gail is an author, a supporter of literacy and also provides mentoring and support to other writers.  I have enjoyed the rich fiction of … Continue reading

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Novel Questions: Jodi Picoult

  The more events that I attend, the more questions that I have about the authors that I meet and their experience with reading and writing.  Today, I am debuting a new feature on A Year of Books called Novel … Continue reading

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