Monthly Archives: August 2010

Alexis, André: Childhood

Alexis, André Childhood McClelland & Stewart, 1998 Paperback First published in Haliburton County Echo, County Life Summer 1999 Review By:  Kerry Riley I came to André Alexis’s recent novel, Childhood somewhat indirectly, having first been attracted to his earlier collection … Continue reading

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Richler, Mordecai: Barney’s Version

Richler, Mordecai Barney’s Version Knopf Canada, 1997 Hardcover First published in the Haliburton County Echo, County Life Summer, 1998 Review by:  Kerry Riley After eight long years, Mordecai Richler, the novelist, is back. His new book, Barney’s Version, made me … Continue reading

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MacDonald, Anne-Marie: Fall On Your Knees

MacDonald, Ann-Marie Fall on Your Knees Vintage Canada, 1997 Softcover First published in the Haliburton County Echo, County Life Summer 1998 Review by:  Kerry Riley “Stunning!” “Magnetic!” “Brilliant!” “A talent that has no limits!” The early reviews of Ann-Marie MacDonald’s  … Continue reading

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Hay, Elizabeth: A Student of Weather

Hay, Elizabeth: A Student of Weather Hardcover McClelland and Stewart, 2000 First published in Haliburton County Echo County Life Summer, 2001 Review by: Kerry Riley Take the Snow White fairy tale, that ancient story of jealousy and dangerous beauty, throw … Continue reading

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Redhill, Michael: Martin Sloane

Redhill, Michael Martin Sloane Doubleday Canada, 2001 Hardcover First published in Haliburton County Echo, County Life Summer, 2002 Review by: Kerry Riley The premise of Martin Sloane, Toronto editor, poet, playwright, and now novelist Michael Redhill’s astounding first novel, is … Continue reading

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Fiorito, Joe: The Closer We Are To Dying

Fiorito, Joe The Closer We Are To Dying McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1999 Hardcover Originally published in the Haliburton County Echo, County Life Summer, 2001 Review by: Kerry Riley Joe Fiorito has been in the writing business for some time … Continue reading

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Fiorito, Joe: The Song Beneath the Ice

Fiorito, Joe The Song Beneath The Ice McClelland & Stewart, 2002 Hardcover First published in The Haliburton County Echo, County Life Summer, 2003 Like its title, like its principal protagonist, and very much like its informing spirit, Glenn Gould, Toronto … Continue reading

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