Reviews

To support writers and their publishers, The Malahat Review posts the book reviews appearing in its print edition as each issue is published. They are arranged below by genre and within each genre, by author, listed in alphabetical order of last name. Some of the reviews posted below are expanded versions of the reviews that appeared in the print edition. Years listed are publication dates, not review dates.

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Spotlight Review:
Carleigh Baker,

Bad Endings

Carleigh Baker’s debut collection of short stories, Bad Endings, is a deft and humorous portrayal of 21st-century humans’ lack of connection with nature, our authentic selves, and each other. She paints a grim portrait, but in each story there is a glimmer of hope—a subtle connection (“we share a laugh like a cigarette”), a moment of insight (“But that instinct was wrong, not an instinct at all, really. Maybe the opposite of an instinct. A powerful and lifelong misconception that I am not a part of nature.”)—that leaves the reader feeling that if we’re going down, at least we’re going down together. 

Full book review by Susan Sanford Blades

Bad Endings

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