Book review

Exploring the meaning of family in fiction

As a live-at-home Kingstonian, the end of exam season has always been awkward for me.Continue...

‘The Corrections’ is a cautionary tale worth revisiting

In the 20 years since its release, The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen has garnered a reputation as a modern literary classic—and with time, its warnings not to take those we love for granted have become more relevant than ever.Continue...

Review: In ‘The Glass Hotel,’ women deserve more agency

While it’s true random events often have the power to drastically change the course of our lives, The Glass Hotel, a Canadian novel by Emily St. John Mandel, undermines the agency women have in their romantic relationships.Continue...

In debut novel Happy Hour, Marlowe Granados delves into world of glamour, parties, and friendship

Marlowe Granados likes to browse.Continue...

‘Citizen: An American Lyric’ challenges readers with the reality of casual racism

Claudia Rankine’s voice is nothing short of transformational. Her volume, Citizen: An American Lyric , is a book-length poem which illuminates the uncomfortable reality of Black citizens’ everyday lives.

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'A Mind Spread Out on the Ground' is a stunning meditation on trauma, decolonization, and love

Tuscarora author Alicia Elliott starts her debut book, A Mind Spread Out on the Ground , by comparing depression to colonialism.Continue...

Queen’s Reads brings focus and feeling to refugee crisis

When two-year-old Alan Kurdi’s death received global attention, the conversation about the Syrian war took on a new tone—and his aunt, Tima Kurdi, was a large part of that shift.Continue...

Considering forgiveness with Canada Reads’ Suzanne

Writing about family is difficult, but forgiving family for past wrongs is even more so—and that’s how Suzanne by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette succeeds.

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Queen’s alum Iain Reid’s novel Foe sees the future

In the near future, a young couple, Junior and Hen, receive an offer: a clone in exchange for a husband.

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Latest novel by Queen’s Alum falls short of expectations

Mysterious plane crashes, doppelgängers, and shady business transactions are a perfect recipe for a science-fiction classic, but Timothy Taylor’s latest novel misses the mark.Continue...

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