“Ragnarok: The End of the Gods” by A. S. Byatt

I received a review copy of A. S. Byatt’s “Ragnarok:  The End of the Gods” from the publisher through Netgalley.  It is the most recent installment of the Canongate Myth Series, which features reinterpretations of legends and myths by contemporary authors. A loosely autobiographical tale, “Ragnarok” tells the story of a thin girl in wartimeRead more

“Obasan” by Joy Kogawa

“Obasan” by Joy Kogawa tells the story of a part of modern history that is often overlooked–the internment of Japanese-Americans and Japanese-Canadians during WWII. The novel opens when Naomi, who is currently a schoolteacher in Canada in the 1970s, learns about the death of her uncle.  She rushes home for the funeral and to makeRead more