Annabel Lyon on The Golden Mean

About The Golden Mean Book Club Buddy: What do you think readers will find most notable about this book? Annabel Lyon: A frequent reaction I’ve had from readers is that they went into the book reluctantly, expecting a novel about Aristotle to be dry, and how pleasantly surprised they were to find it violent, sexy, [...]

Anne Sorbie on Memoir of a Good Death

About Memoir of a Good Death   Book Club Buddy: What do you think readers will find most notable about Memoir of a Good Death?   Anne Sorbie: In an immediate sense, readers have said that the title and the cover are huge draws which invite them to consider a topic that they might not otherwise [...]

Ariel Gordon on Hump

Ariel Gordon is the author of Hump, a mash-up of pregnancy and mothering poems and urban/nature/love poems that functions as an anti-sentiment manifesto.  Month by month, stanza by stanza, Gordon attempts to adequately represent the wonder and devilment of being-with-child. Hump is a love poem written simultaneously to a father and child, to a lover [...]

Barb Howard on Notes for Monday

About your book: What do you think readers will find most notable about this book? Readers have told me that they are intrigued by the way they end up feeling admiration, or at least compassion, for a main character who has so many offensive qualities. The other notable aspect is that many readers have never [...]

Betty Jane Hegerat on Delivery

About your book: Book Club Buddy:  What do you think readers will find most notable about this book? Betty Jane Hegerat: I’ve been told that Delivery brings a new perspective to the complicated issue of adoption. I feared the book might offend adoptive families I’ve worked with, that I might be perceived as anti-adoption. I’ve [...]

Betty Jane Hegerat on The Boy

Book Club Buddy: The Boy is based on the true story of the 1959 Cook family murders. What was it about this event that so obsessed you and compelled you to write The Boy? Betty Jane Hegerat: Although the Cook murder case seems to have lain dormant in my memory for about 45 years, once I [...]

Bob Stallworthy on Things that Matter Now

About your book: What do you think readers will find most notable about this book? I hope that readers will find the accessibility of these poems something that stands out for them. I want the reader to see the issue, topic, theme of the poem through their own eyes and follow their own sight lines [...]

Brooke S. Musterman on Reptiles on Caffeine

About Reptiles on Caffeine Book Club Buddy: What do you think readers will find most notable about this book? I think they will be validated. If they are anything like me, they will be relieved. Stress can manifest itself in all manner of responses, rudeness is very common. It can be hard to deal with [...]

Caroline Adderson on Pleased to Meet You

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These nine razor-sharp stories herald the return of one of Canada”s most accomplished writers to the short story form. Stylistically varied and linguistically confident, here are compulsively readable stories that plumb the complexities of the human heart. A dying Finn, a philandering photographer recovering from an emergency splenectomy, a young woman heavy with an hysterical [...]

Caroline Adderson on Sitting Practice

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Sitting Practice is the story of a marriage tested by an accident.  Ross Alexander, a caterer for film and television, meets Iliana, a nurse, when he has day surgery on his nose.  They date, marry, then, three-and-a-half weeks after the wedding, have a tragic car accident due entirely to Ross’ carelessness.  Iliana ends up with [...]

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