Published: September 2009, Bond Street Books (@RandomHouseCa)
This novel is full of voice, humour, (wry, boisterous, sometimes goofy, sometimes dark) and piercing insight.
The characters are as vivid as vivid can be. Lorrie Moore is, of course, a short story master, and a Moore novel just gives us more of the same: mastery.
Published: October 2009, House of Anansi Press (@HouseofAnansi)
This novel is the cleanest, most spare, affecting prose I’ve read in ages.
It is about friendship between women and about illness, a blow to your heart – at the same time so full of truth, full of the preciousness of life, it feels like a gift.
Garner’s writing is like glass after Windex and elbow grease, absolutely transparent, without fingerprints or smudge, she just transports.
You are more wise.
Published: September 2009, Emblem Editions
Short stories about infidelity, love, friendship, drinking, rubber, independence, cancer, motherhood, fear, love.
Enright is a beautiful stylist, every sentence crafted.
The stories engage – quick, deep.
You sink into these stories so fast you have to watch for the bends coming back up.
Beautiful, beautiful writing.
About Lisa Moore:
She’s also the co-editor (with Dede Crane) of Great Expectations: Twenty-Four True Stories about Childbirth.
(All published by House of Anansi Press.)
Deanna McFadden recommends February here.