Quill and Quire

Fiction: Novels

By Liz Harmer

In the opening pages of Liz Harmer’s smart, sharp, and magnetic novel Strange Loops, Francine revisits the past. Deeply, frantically restless (whether in her role as wife, mother, graduate student, or coffee shop proprietor), Francine shows up ... Read More »

February 1, 2023 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews

By Mariam Pirbhai

  An anonymous individual approaches a nondescript storefront in a strip mall in Toronto’s Rexdale neighbourhood that houses a mosque. They smash its windows, its entrance door, and dent the sign above it. With red ... Read More »

November 23, 2022 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Iain Reid

We Spread – the dizzying, stunning fourth novel from Ontario writer Iain Reid – begins in isolation. Octogenarian Penny lives alone in the apartment she once shared with her partner (referred to only as “he”) ... Read More »

September 21, 2022 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews