Quill and Quire

Fiction: Novels

By Johanna Skibsrud

In her 2001 memoir, A Map to the Door of No Return, Dionne Brand recalls that her grandfather told her “he knew what people we came from.” Despite the 13-year-old Brand’s prodding, which included rhyming ... Read More »

October 7, 2019 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews

By Maria Meindl

In Maria Meindl’s debut novel, set in 1980s Toronto, a stage manager falls for the enigmatic owner of a cutting-edge theatre company. Rebecca Weir joins SenseInSound, whose rehearsals take place in a cold, underground warehouse. ... Read More »

September 30, 2019 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews

By Jessica Westhead

Human life is fragile and precarious. No one knows this more than Ruth, the preoccupied parent at the centre of Jessica Westhead’s startling and powerfully affecting new novel. Well, perhaps one other person does, as ... Read More »

September 12, 2019 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels, Reviews