Happy-Go-Lucky

Following last year’s release of A CARNIVAL OF SNACKERY, his second collection of diary entries, David Sedaris returns with HAPPY-GO-LUCKY, his first new collection of essays since 2018’s CALYPSO. In HAPPY-GO-LUCKY, David touches on a multitude of topics including school shootings, his own mortality, the deaths of both his sister and his father, touring and…

How To Be Perfect

In 2016, former Office writer and Parks and Rec co-creator Michael Schur launched his newest television show, The Good Place. The Good Place follows a group of people who due to a clerical error, after dying, end up in “the good place”. Rather than be shipped off to “the bad place”, the four characters attempt…

The Premonition

On a broader level, Michael Lewis’ The Premonition is about the Covid-19 pandemic and the United States’ failure to act before it became too late. On a smaller level, it is about the men and women who foretold of the challenges that the country would face in the event of an inevitable pandemic. Lewis digs…

Columbine

Investigative reporter Dave Cullen spent ten years researching and compiling the definitive narrative of the April 20, 1999 massacre at Columbine High. In Columbine, Cullen focuses not only on the events that transpired that day but also what led to Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold deciding to inflict a deadly attack on their peers and…

Scarborough

Scarborough centers around a publicly funded literacy program in Southern Ontario. The educators, the parents and the children attending are the focus of the story as the author shifts perspectives from each family in an effort to dig deeper into a struggling low-income community. This was a tough read. It’s not a long book, but…

Five Little Indians

Five Little Indians is a novel that looks at the lives of five individuals and their struggle to find a place in the world following the trauma they were subjected to within Canada’s Residential School system. We’re only two months into 2022 and I’m positive that Michelle Good’s novel will easily earn a spot in…

Washington Black

Washington Black – or Wash as he comes to be known – is an eleven year old slave at a plantation in Barbados. Wash is discovered by Christopher “Titch” Wilde – the younger brother of the plantation’s owner – to be a gifted illustrator. Spending years developing a flying machine he’s dubbed “The Cloud Cutter”,…

The Whisper on the Night Wind

After reading of the mysterious Traverspine Beast, a frightening animal who terrorized the residents of Traverspine, Labrador in the early 20th century, acclaimed exploration author Adam Shoalts sets off on a journey through the wilds of one of Canada’s most sparsely populated provinces in an effort to uncover the truth surrounding this deadly monster. In…