Welcome to the June issue of the Ottawa Review of Books. We hope you enjoy our insights into recent works of prose fiction and poetry by South Korean author Cho Nam-Joo and Canadian writers Sarah Louise Butler, Marc di Saverio and Barbara Fradkin. The Covid-19 crisis is almost over in many parts of Canada. In the National Capital Region, we are still crossing our fingers that the contagion rate will continue to drop as the economies of Ontario and Quebec begin to open. And opening hopefully includes your local bookstores. It is a great time to invest in some summer reading and it will really help out these very hard-hit businesses. Books, bookstores and public libraries are cornerstones of culture, now and into the future! They need your support. With that, we will take our own summer break and see you back in September.