September 3, 2019

Welcome Back!

ORB has wrapped its summer break and is pleased to offer you six new reviews on recent works of Canadian fiction by Rana Bose, Jessica Westhead, K.R. Wilson, Brenda Chapman, Carmelo Militano and Joel Scott. Enjoy!

September 3, 2019

Reviewed by Ian Thomas Shaw

Fog, as the title suggests, is about seeing through the mundane to discover new things, and yet never leaving the mist behind. Written with flowing lyricism, the novel reveals the deft hand of a seasoned writer in piecing together a seamless...

September 3, 2019

Reviewed by Menaka Raman-Wilms

Worry by Jessica Westhead is a novel that builds tension and suspense throughout the entire story. It’s focused on Ruth, who, along with her young daughter, is visiting friends at a cottage on a lake. Ruth’s friend, Stef, who’s there with...

September 3, 2019

Reviewed by Ian Thomas Shaw

Kevin Wilson, a tall, quiet, unassuming man, is a writer of considerable promise if he is to be judged by An Idea About My Dead Uncle. It is not surprising that the manuscript for his debut effort garnered him the inaugural Guernica Prize for...

September 3, 2019

Reviewed by Jim Napier

When the lifeless body of a young woman is found at the foot of a Kingston tower under construction, the case appears to be open and shut. Not surprising, then, that opioids and alcohol were found in the victim’s body. But that still leaves severa...

September 3, 2019

Reviewed by Liana Cusmano

In his latest short fiction collection, Lost Aria, Carmelo Militano explores love, lust, art, artifice, and the tension between present and past. These elements bind together the collection’s eight stories, making the transition from one to the...

September 3, 2019

Reviewed by Wendy Hawkin

I once read Hemingway’s Islands in the Stream aloud in a tent, by flashlight, to a friend. There is something about Scott’s long poetically complex sentences, lyrical phrasing, and island scenes that cast me back there as I read this book. There...

June 6, 2019

Welcome to our last issue of the Ottawa Review of Books before a much-deserved summer break. In this June issue, our core team of reviewers offer you our takes on five eclectic books of non-fiction, fiction and playwriting written by NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Alex Ohli...

June 6, 2019

Reviewed by Ian Thomas Shaw

At first, I did not know what to expect from NDP leader Jagmeet Singh's memoir. Usually, I abhor political memoirs, especially, those written just before federal elections. For the most part, these books, which are often written by ghostwrite...

June 6, 2019

Reviewed by Menaka Raman-Wilms 

Inside by Alix Ohlin is a book that explores human connection. It’s about how people relate to, and form bonds with one another, and sometimes how they fail to do so.

The novel is a collection of interwoven stories, separated out in chapte...

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Contributors to
the November 2019 Issue

Amanda Hale

Timothy Niedermann

Ian Thomas Shaw

 

 

 

 

 

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Montreal Launch

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2220 McGill College Ave, Montreal

November 17, 2019

2 pm to 4 pm

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