Squidgy recommends Niall Howell’s noir thriller Only Pretty Damned (NeWest Press) for its rough and tumble characters and murderous plots. (Being a black cat has nothing to do with Squidgy's pick.) Submitted by NeWest Press.
Sassy meditates on Wendy McGrath’s poetry collection A Revision of Forward (NeWest Press). Submitted by NeWest Press.
History-buff Bird with Stephen Henighan's historical novel The World of After (Cormorant Books). Submitted by Sarah Cooper.
Coppernicus identifies with the calico housecat in Pickles vs. The Zombies by Angela Misri (Cormorant Books). Submitted by Sarah Cooper.
Micro-Onde is feline good after reading Sophie Bédard's graphic novel Lonely Boys (Pow Pow Press). Submitted by Chloe Legault.
Rich Evans is deeply affected by Deni Ellis Béchard’s extraordinary personal memoir Cures For Hunger (Goose Lane Editions). Submitted by Goose Lane Data and eCommerce Coordinator, Aurianna McLaughlin.
Mouse contemplates home and art after reading Archna Sahni's poetry collection Another Nirvana (Mawenzi House). Submitted by Sabrina Pignataro
Mouse shows off more recently read favourites from Mawenzi House: This Book Betrays My Brother by Kagiso Lesego Molope, Of Hockey and Hijab: Reflections of a Canadian Muslim Woman by Sheema Khan, and Another Nirvana for good measure. Submitted by Sabrina Pignataro
Wes takes a paws with Nina Berkhout's novel Why Birds Sing (ECW Press). Submitted by Jen Knoch
George is taken with Marie-Claude Verdier’s contemporary retelling of Antigone Andy's Gone (Playwrights Canada Press). Submitted by Jessica Lewis
Sophie may have been purrrsuaded by M.C. Joudrey's Of Violence and Cliché (At Bay Press) mouse-garnished cover, but was completely swept up in the cyberpunk novel. Submitted by M.C. Joudrey
Captain Jack relaxes with Susie Taylor's award-winning coming-of-age novel even weirder than before (Breakwater Books). Submitted by Susie Taylor.
Karl curls up with the exceptionally honed short stories in Terry Doyle's Dig (Breakwater Books). Submitted by Taylor Doyle.
Piggy thinks Elizabeth Frank's wartime tale of female friendship Censorettes (Stonehouse Publishing) is pawsome. Submitted by Lisa Murphy Lamb.
Gustav can't stop thinking about Wiebke von Carolsfeld's Claremont (Linda Leith Publishing), a gripping story of one family's journey through grief and toward healing. Submitted by Wiebke von Carolsfeld.
Babies poses with Kazim Ali’s Northern Light (Goose Lane Editions) after reading up on the history of the Pimicikamak and considering the ongoing consequences of colonialism. Submitted by Goose Lane Publicity Manager, Ben Burnett
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A big thank you to Ashley Brekelmans from Signature Editions who pitched us this idea!
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