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Karen Rigby, Book Reviewer

Book Review

Into Your Blues

by Karen Rigby

In the future-set novel "Into Your Blues", people from two generations struggle for meaning and fulfillment. In Charlie Moodie’s fresh and original novel "Into Your Blues", middle-aged men’s lives are upended by job losses. In the... Read More

Book Review

The Blue Butterfly

by Karen Rigby

"The Blue Butterfly" is a vibrant period novel that reimagines the controversial love story of a classic film star. Leslie Johansen Nack’s absorbing historical novel "The Blue Butterfly" follows Marion, the vulnerable mistress of... Read More

Book Review

Human Destiny

by Karen Rigby

The historical novel "Human Destiny" follows an earnest young man’s missions in the outback. In H. B. Waldegrave’s whimsical historical novel "Human Destiny", a Queensland boy witnesses an otherworldly intervention in the clash... Read More

Book Review

Stars in Our Eyes

by Karen Rigby

"Stars in Our Eyes" is an eloquent memoir about family lives that were separated by violence. Lee Darby’s memoir "Stars in Our Eyes" is kaleidoscopic as it traces her midcentury childhood and her experiences of grief. Inspired by... Read More

Book Review

Ring

by Karen Rigby

André Alexis ruminates on romance and matrilineal legacies in his eloquent novel Ring, in which Torontonians’ lives are touched by a mysterious ritual. Fusing chance encounters with myth, poetry, and questions of faith and love, this... Read More

Book Review

Here Is a Body

by Karen Rigby

In Basma Abdel Aziz’s haunting novel about state oppression, "Here Is a Body", homeless youth are conscripted into a rehabilitation program sponsored by a general, while ordinary citizens, who oppose him, protest a recent coup. In this... Read More

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