My Dark Vanessa – Kate Elizabeth Russell

Genre: Fiction Pages: 374 Publisher: William Morrow Release Date: March 10, 2020 Exploring the psychological dynamics of the relationship between a precocious yet naïve teenage girl and her magnetic and manipulative teacher, a brilliant, all-consuming read that marks the explosive debut of an extraordinary new writer. 2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa … Continue reading My Dark Vanessa – Kate Elizabeth Russell

The Visitors – Catherine Burns

Genre: Literary Fiction, Mystery Publisher: Gallery Books Marion Zetland lives with her domineering older brother, John in a decaying Georgian townhouse on the edge of a northern seaside resort. A timid spinster in her fifties who still sleeps with teddy bears, Marion does her best to shut out the shocking secret that John keeps in … Continue reading The Visitors – Catherine Burns

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman

Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Viking A stunning debut about a girl who has learned how to survive – but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka … Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman

After the Bloom – Leslie Shimotakahara

Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Dundurn A daughter’s search for her mother reveals her family’s past in a Japanese internment camp during the Second World War.  Lily Takemitsu goes missing from her home in Toronto one luminous summer morning in the mid-1980s. Her daughter, Rita, knows her mother has a history of dissociation and memory problems, … Continue reading After the Bloom – Leslie Shimotakahara