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Fiction: Novels

By A.J. Devlin

If professional wrestling is over the top, it’s not a stretch to assume that a novel set on the fringes of a western Canadian wrestling circuit would be, too. In that respect, A.J. Devlin’s debut ... Read More »

March 15, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Katherine Ashenburg

Noted non-fiction writer Katherine Ashenburg’s debut novel is a thoughtful contribution to the now-familiar genre of fiction about women overshadowed by their proximity to masculine greatness. As Sofie & Cecilia emphasizes, the cost of male ... Read More »

March 12, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Clem Martini

Prolific novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Clem Martini focuses on his beloved theatre world – the milieu in which he has spent much of his professional life – with this clever first-person novel about classical Roman ... Read More »

February 26, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Sharon Bala

“Exhaustion whenever he thought of the future; terror when he remembered the past.” That is the dark introduction to Mahindan, the protagonist of Sharon Bala’s debut novel. Along with nearly 500 other Sri Lankan refugees, ... Read More »

February 12, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Elisabeth de Mariaffi

When approaching Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s taut and propulsive psychological thriller, it’s helpful to look at the controversial history of hysteria as a medical diagnosis, which has been used to degrade and control women for millennia. ... Read More »

January 26, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels