The Illegal

I recently registered for A Night with Lawrence Hill at the Calgary Public Library, and all of a sudden The Illegal wins the Canada Reads crown, and blows up my Twitter. Needless to say, I dropped what I was reading, ran to Indigo, and picked it up.  Continue reading


After The Ball

I found this book in the most peculiar of places. We were in Maui for a wedding, and prior to leaving I had researched on used book stores to visit and I found the Maui Friends of the Library, a little shack tucked in the back corner of an old school yard. I went to the Hawaii lit section and found After the Ball. A story by an Hawaiian author about a little boy living a cursed life.  Continue reading