Erin O. Romanyshyn

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Lies and Other Love Languages

Recommended for Dev’s lush descriptions of food, fashion, dancing, college life, romance, and friendship and her sensitive portrayals of infertility, loss, and hope.

The Retreat

Raheem’s story is lively and funny, and readers will feel like cheering on lovable Nadia as she takes desperate measures to save her marriage and find peace.

The Vibrant Years

Dev explores themes of racialization, gender roles, and aging in a lighthearted way, with details on food and fashion sprinkled throughout. Recommended.

Imagine a City: A Pilot’s Journey Across the Urban World

Readers learn bits and pieces about Vanhoenacker’s childhood, career path, and significant relationships, but overall the book lacks a strong personal narrative, which is disappointing. Extended descriptions of the author’s hometown of Pittsfield, MA, might challenge the patience of a U.S. reader expecting to read about more distant locales. Not recommended.

The Marsh Queen

Recommended for those who prefer happy endings.

Unravelling Canada: A Knitting Odyssey

Far from being a purist, Olsen delights in the evidence she finds of cross-cultural exchange and creativity and concludes that borrowing and sharing among traditions is what ties Canada together. Recommended.

The Antidote for Everything

Readers looking for hot romance should look elsewhere

Symphony of Seduction: The Great Love Stories of Classical Composers

Readers will be electrified with the variety of naughtiness, treachery, and pillow talk between these covers. Listening to the easily accessible musical works mentioned therein while reading is recommended.

Rumble Strip Canada 150: A Sea-to-Sea Odyssey for Canada's 150th Year

Readers will get a better picture of Canada in Dave Bidini's On a Cold Road or Lindsay Anderson and Dana VanVeller's Feast: Recipes and Stories from a Canadian Road Trip.

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