"So dull and dark are the November days. The lazy mist high up the evening curled, And now the morn quite hides in smoke and haze; The place we occupy seems all the world." - John Clare, November
The November issue of the Ottawa Review of Books offers you four wonderful works of fiction by Canadian authors. Headlining this month's issue is a review by Dessa Bayrock of Madeleine Thien's remarkable novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing--the winner of the 2016 Governor General's Award for Fiction. An equally brilliant novel, The Wonder by Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue, is reviewed by Menaka Wilms-Raman. Jim Napier gives us his take on Anthony Bidulka's latest crime novel, Set Free, and Alex Binkley introduces a memorable new Christmas tale, The Elf Conspiracy by local Ottawa author Kass Williams.