Nothing makes my day like seeing Margaret Atwood in the science fiction section! If you have a moment, head over to the CBC to vote for this year’s Bookie awards. My personal pick is Caitlin Sweet’s The Pattern Scars. It’s an incredible, brutal coming of age tale told in the most poetic way. If you haven’t read it yet, you really need to!
Nola, o Nola, so lovely, so bold
When will your eyes fall on me?
I am cook, I am poet
And you will yet know it
And then our tale, too, shall be told.
—The Pattern Scars by Caitlin Sweet