I woke up yesterday to find this picture on Facebook, posted by a classmate from the MFA. My first review! The reviewer refers to The Best Place on Earth as a notable debut this season, along with two buzzing novels: Taiye Selasi’s Ghana Must Go and The Lion Seeker by Kenneth Bonert. Great company! Here is a quote, “Issues of assimilation and belonging are a theme in contemporary literature, but they are approached here in specific ways that both trouble the underlying cultural conversations and tell moving stories.”
Then I also received simultaneous messages (literally, at the same minute) from another classmate who works at Book City in Toronto and my in-laws who were at Munro’s book store in Victoria, informing me that my books are officially in stores. Sean and I will head out later today to test this rumour and probably take a photo or two. Stay tuned!