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If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie

If I Fall, If I Die

by Michael Christie
Paperback, 323 pg.
Hogarth, 2015
Read: October 20 – 23, 2015

When he was a toddler, Will and his mother, Diane, moved into a house in rural Canada (somewhere north of Toronto, I think) and never left. 785 more words


Opening Lines -If I Fall, If I Die

We all know we’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover (yet, publishing companies spend big bucks on cover design/art). But, the opening sentence(s)/paragraph(s) are fair game. 153 more words


If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie

I’ve had this book for a while; picked it up a few times, put it back down for something else. But, when the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize Long-list… 830 more words

Canadian Lit

Giller Longlist Announced!

Well the Giller Longlist has been announced, and it’s a good one! I may be a bit biased, simply because I’ve read and loved many of the books on the list, but it’s also pointed to a few I need to hurry up and read. 174 more words

Book News

The 2015 Giller long list is here — and it's full of welcome surprises

The long list for this year’s Scotiabank Giller prize has arrived, and the books on the whole tell a very interesting story about Canadian literature in 2015 — from a novel examining the interior consciousnesses of dogs to a high modernist comedy about a deranged subway masturbator, the long list encompasses a few surprises. 249 more words