2019 Canada Reads Primer

Well, it’s that time again. The 2019 Canada Reads competition has arrived.  Comedian Ali Hassan returns as host and moderator for the third straight year after taking over from Wab Kinew in 2017. This year, the theme is “one book to move you”.  With that in mind, it likely meant that you had some heavy…

Brother

OK, book three of Canada Reads 2019 down.  After reading Brother, I’m becoming skeptical of the tagline for this year’s competition – “one book to move you”.  It should probably be, “Canada Reads: Embrace Depression.” David Chariandy’s novel Brother is an absolutely tremendous, albeit heartbreaking read.  Alternating between the past and the present, Chariandy’s book…