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Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan. Serpent’s Tail 2011. Sid and Chip grew up together in Baltimore. It was Chip who discovered jazz and introduced Sid to the joy of making music. Chip played the drums while Sid took on … Continue reading
The Free World by David Bezmozgis. HarperCollins 2011. The Free World was shortlisted for both the 2011 Giller Prize and the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award. Set in 1978, The Free World follows the Krasnansky family as they journey from … Continue reading
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt. Anansi 2011. To my surprise, I loved this book. I say surprise because a western about hired killers isn’t the sort of thing I usually read. However, The Sisters Brothers was nominated for the … Continue reading