Quill and Quire



By Iain Reid

Domestic thrillers along the lines of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train have boasted arguably unexpected staying power after climbing to the top of bestseller lists and remaining in the mass-market spotlight. Publishers ... Read More »

July 12, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Maureen Medved

In his 1797 essay, “On a Supposed Right to Lie from Altruistic Motives,” Immanuel Kant famously argued that people are strictly bound by moral principle to tell the truth in all situations, even when that ... Read More »

July 9, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Rachel Cusk

The third in a trilogy of novels that describes the various encounters of a protagonist who shares many attributes with her author, Kudos marks the completion of a turning point in Rachel Cusk’s prolific bibliography ... Read More »

July 9, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Thea Lim

Toronto resident Thea Lim’s debut novel is a dystopian time-travel story that defies genre conventions by concentrating on the interpersonal consequences of its plot. But somewhere along the line the narrative falls flat: despite the ... Read More »

July 5, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Cathon

If television has taught us anything, it’s that the most effective and entertaining crime-fighting partnerships consist of individuals who, despite divergent personalities and levels of competence, manage somehow to put their differences aside in order ... Read More »

July 5, 2018 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Rabindranath Maharaj

Rabindranath Maharaj’s new novel, though flawed, is a fiercely imaginative, powerfully written meditation on storytelling, uncertainty, identity, and time. Maharaj, the Trinidadian-Canadian author of The Amazing Absorbing Boy (which won the Trillium Book Award and ... Read More »

June 27, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels