Category Archives: Jewish

Interview with a Queer Reader: Emmet Cameron Talks EMPRESS OF THE WORLD, Books about Queer People of Faith, and Growing up in a Queer History Archive of Sorts

Hi and welcome to the second edition of my new “Interview with a Queer Reader” series. This month’s interviewee went above and beyond and drew us a selfie sketch! Keep reading to find out all about Emmet, Sara Ryan’s groundbreaking … Continue reading

Posted in Bisexual, Interview with a Queer Reader, Jewish, Queer, Trans, Trans Feminine, Young Adult

Bookish Survey 2016: A Review of My Year in Reading

This is a year-end reading survey I’ve been using for a couple years now that I originally stole from Danika at The Lesbrary in 2014. (If you’re not following The Lesbrary, you’re missing out on a lot of rad queer … Continue reading

Posted in Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay, Indigenous, Jewish, latina, Lesbian, Montreal, mystery, Non-Canadian, Queer, Romance | Tagged | 17 Comments

“But how I suddenly loved the question”: Looking for Answers about Love, Spirituality, and Family in Sigal Samuel’s THE MYSTICS OF MILE END

The Mystics of Mile End by Sigal Samuel is, above all, an amazing book, such a sure-footed, beautifully written novel that it’s hard to believe it’s her first. It’s one of those books that was so good I’m not quite … Continue reading

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A Near-perfect, Devastating Collection of Poetry: A Review of For Your Own Good by Leah Horlick

For Your Own Good by Leah Horlick is full of the kind of writing that inspires superlatives.  It’s one of the best books of poetry I’ve ever read, a genuinely important, incredibly powerful book that has stirred awe in a … Continue reading

Posted in Jewish, Lesbian, Poetry, Queer, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Vancouver | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

The Best Historical Queer Women’s Fiction: A List of Personal Favourites

Sometimes you just don’t feel like living in your current time and place and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.  Luckily, we have historical fiction to fill that need.  Personally, I love reading books that were written in ye olden … Continue reading

Posted in Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Coming-of-age, Fiction, Halifax, Jewish, Lesbian, Nalo Hopkinson, Non-Canadian, Queer, Romance, Rural, Sex Work, Trans Masculine | Tagged | 5 Comments

A Heartbreaking and Powerful Graphic Memoir: A Review of Sarah Leavitt’s Tangles: A Story about Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me

Vancouver-based lesbian cartoonist, writer, and editor Sarah Leavitt’s graphic memoir Tangles: A Story about Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me is not for the faint of heart.  It’s a powerful work, to be sure, but this power comes at quite a … Continue reading

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Hello, Queer YA: An Introduction to Queer Canadian Young Women’s Fiction

Having started reading Beth Goobie’s young adult novel Hello, Groin this morning (I’m liking it so far—although the title is a bit unfortunate), I decided it was time to do some talking about queer young adult books on this blog.  … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Bisexual, Canadian, Coming-of-age, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic, Hiromi Goto, Ivan E. Coyote, Jewish, Kristyn Dunnion, Lesbian, Mariko Tamaki, Montreal, Queer, Toronto, Trans Masculine, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments