Mountain on Tangent’s 2017 Rec’d Reading List Plus Review by Victoria Silverwolf

How delightful to be on Tangent Online’s Recommended Reading List for 2017 with my near future YA novella, Mountain. Others with work in the novella category include Marc Laidlaw and Cynthia Ward. The novella is a lovely length for today’s world, when, it seems, fewer and fewer people are willing to tear themselves away from their screens in order to read books.

Victoria Silverwolf also wrote this smart, informative review of Mountain for Tangent.

The narrator is a teenage girl, the daughter of divorced parents. Her father, who does not appear until the end, is a successful musician. With him, she leads a life of credit cards and shopping malls. Her mother travels to communal gatherings, where she uses her technical skills to help those who live there survive off the land with do-it-yourself technology. During one such excursion, she leaves her daughter behind, promising to return in a few days. While the daughter waits, she becomes friends with a boy who has secrets, which remain unrevealed until halfway through the novella. She also records the stories of other young people who have come to the gathering.

You can read the rest of it here.

I’ll post a blog about my 2017 reading soon. Renee Knaap, my wonderful publicist at Inanna, asked for a list of books we’d loved by women in 2017 and that list I’ve managed to compile:

These aren’t all 2017 or Cdn. releases. The ones that are: Talaga, Thornhill, Robinson, Simpson, Story. Talaga, Thornhill, Robinson, and Simpson were, of course, either shortlisted for or won major Cdn. awards.

Tanya Talaga: Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City
The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk by Jan Thornhill
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit
Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
This Accident of Being Lost by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
The Complete Stories of Leonora Carrington by Leonora Carrington
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante
This Insubstantial Pageant by Kate Story

There was also a nice Christmas Eve mention of Mountain on Black Gate.

Inanna is currently running a 30% off sale from their website, making it possible to buy Mountain, my flash novel Motion Sickness, and any number of wonderful titles at a discount comparable to what Amazon offers. All Inanna books are 30% off with promo code FEM2018 until Jan 31!

I’ve posted a lot of pictures of Mountain’s amazing cover by Val Fullard, so here, instead, is the cover of Cynthia’s book, published by the feminist genre press Aqueduct:

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