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Claire Foster, Book Reviewer

Book Review

Talking to a Portrait

by Claire Foster

"Talking to a Portrait" is a rare glimpse into the world of fine art galleries and museums that contains the delights, blunders, research, conversations, and inspiration of curating an exhibition. This memoir from one of Canada’s... Read More

Book Review

A Flood of Posies

by Claire Foster

In a flooded future haunted by fearsome leviathans, Thea struggles with addiction, the loss of her sister, and hostile conditions. "A Flood of Posies" is gripping speculative fiction about unexpressed trauma. Scrappy and abrasive, Thea... Read More

Book Review

Size Zero

by Claire Foster

In the world of high fashion, no model is too thin, no price too high, and no design too grotesque. So reveals Abigail Mangin’s painful, zany satirical novel "Size Zero", about the exploitation behind the elaborate fashion shows and... Read More

Book Review

Temple Dancer

by Claire Foster

"Temple Dancer", Amy Weintraub’s astonishing new novel, evokes the power of a lost spiritual tradition through the story of two disparate women: a disgraced temple dancer from 1930s India, and a contemporary social worker in... Read More

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Purged Souls

by Claire Foster

Brutality is juxtaposed with humor and compassion in this speculative, science-inflected novel about human nature in extremis. Twenty years after a pandemic devastated the earth’s human population, survivors struggle to maintain their... Read More

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