Patrin by Theresa Kishkan
Never before has a book—much less a literary novella—had such an impact on my sense of place. Patrin’s European travels as a young woman, her homecoming to Victoria, and then her journey to find traces of her family and heritage in Czechoslovakia simultaneously conjured within me an intense wanderlust, a fierce sense of belonging, and an acute…
Quoted: All My Friends are Superheroes
Okay, there’s this thing you can do, a thing you can do like no other person on this planet. That makes you special, but being special really doesn’t mean anything. You still have to get dressed in the morning. Your shoelaces still break. Your lover will still leave you if you don’t treat her right.
The Tiny Wife by Andrew Kaufman
I’m 100% convinced that everything Andrew Kaufman writes is pure gold. Absolutely genius. I don’t know how he’s able to say so much about love in such a short book, but he is incredibly successful in doing so. No. 14 on my challenge. Thank goodness—it would have been terrible for Nancy if she’d had to…
All My Friends Are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman
A humourous Rolodex of everyday super heroes and a wonderful tale of what we do to find and keep the ones we love. Recommended.