Quill and Quire

Fiction: Novels

By Alissa York

In her debut novel, Alissa York drops her readers into small-town Mercy, Manitoba, in the summer of 1948. Like her award-winning short fiction, Mercy is told in a series of spare vignettes that are rattled ... Read More »

January 7, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Clayton Bailey

Told largely from the point of view of a woman who must masquerade as a man, Clayton Bailey’s first novel, The Expedition, explores sexual identity through the lens of historical fiction.Wearing trousers and binding her ... Read More »

January 5, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Lilian Nattel

Think Isaac Bashevis Singer, Charles Dickens, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez and you will have some idea of the scope of literary influences behind Lilian Nattel’s new novel, The Singing Fire. The story begins with two ... Read More »

January 5, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Jack Whyte

To read Jack Whyte is to surrender to a storyteller of the old school. His writing is firmly rooted in the basics of good storytelling: strong characterization, effective plotting, and excellent writing. It helps, of ... Read More »

January 5, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels