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Fiction: Novels

By Zoe Whittall

Cammie, the chaotic force at the core of Zoe Whittall’s fifth novel, The Fake, can charm anyone. Even you, dear reader. “You’re a smart person, obviously,” she writes in an introduction. “You read books.” Much ... Read More »

March 22, 2023 | Filed under: 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