RaveGlobe and Mail (CAN)I have not been able to stop thinking about it ... It’s impossible as you read this novel to not compare the action and characters with Toews’ real world, and yet at the same time, you become so sucked into this fictional world that you forget everything else ... Fight Night’s Elvira is also an incredible, relentless resilient life force. Readers will fall in love with her this summer—and long afterward.
RaveThe Globe and Mail (CAN)Reading Levy, I thought of her as the anti-Knausgaard: Whereas the Scandinavian man writes his books with exhaustive detail, Levy’s books tell as big a story, but with great economy. They are slim volumes packed with insight and eloquence – illuminating the female experience in a patriarchal world ... If you don’t want to feel anything at all, look elsewhere. Real Estate, published in late May, is another feel-inducing masterwork ... What Levy has taught me is that this stage of life – let’s call it late midlife – does not need to be just about endings. It is also a beginning ... Levy has other things to tell us. With these memoirs, she has shown us a different approach to life. This is a thing I do want to know.