Monday, January 24 2011
Tucked into this wide-ranging list of comics collections, retro-inspired literature and cross-overs, are glimmers of something sweet, something to temper the usual Literary Drearies we all love and appreciate. And that’s just the way it should be.
Tuesday, November 4 2014
What is it about Canada that incites apocalyptic narratives?
Wednesday, October 8 2014
Emily St. John Mandel's book about the survivors of a devastating plague is a thoughtful and original take on the post-apocalyptic genre.
Sunday, July 22 2012
For Emily St. John Mandel’s lonely, rootless characters, happiness is the most elusive address.
Thursday, May 13 2010
The questions of who we lie to, and why, are not entirely answered in this excellent novel.
Sunday, September 13 2009
There is an entire genre of fiction specializing in unreachable women: women who dissemble, lie, keep terrible secrets of pains inflicted upon them and the pains they, in turn, have inflicted on others.
Friday, May 28 2010
Emily St. John Mandel follows up her electric debut, Last Night in Montreal, with a spellbinding novel of international crime, false identities, the depths and