- Joe Ponepinto, Orca Literary Journal
- Lindy Pratch, Lindy Reads and Reviews
- Carly Rigby, @carlyisreading
— Omar Mouallem, award-winning author, journalist, filmmaker
– HelenJane Shawyer, University English Instructor
- Liz Pomeroy, Irish-Canadian Lead Singer of 0Stella
- Erin Giese, Indigenous Social Worker
Doctors and nurses doing the best for their patients, social workers questioning the system, moms trying to find themselves amidst bills, kids and hockey, musicians balancing fame and tradition, fathers working sex phone lines to save their family. And they are all connected. Taking their stories in isolation would be like trying to separate the gossamer threads of a cobweb without destroying the beauty and majesty of the web itself. These stories are funny, ironic, heartwarming, and soul-breaking. And I will be reading this again, following the connections and threads through the years and families."
- Jessica Ross, Room Magazine
- 2020 Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction Jury Remarks, The Writer's Guild of Alberta's Alberta Literary Awards
- Eva, @pomoevareads
- Jessica Chapman, GoodReads
...There are moments of levity, moments where I had to wipe some tears, moments where I felt so angry at an injustice done. The characters are a diverse group from many different cultural and socioeconomic groups. Tough topics were handled in a tender way.
...I loved this ambitious novel. It made me think, feel, and seek to continue educating myself on Indigenous issues in Canada. A lot is packed into just 255 pages. At the end of what was at times an overwhelmingly heavy read, I did come away with the overarching themes of hope & kindness.
“Be brave. Be kind.”
- Meghan @plethora_of_pages
- Jen, @boberbookclub
The novel is a series of character-driven interconnected stories that will leave you with the familiar feeling of serendipity that comes with the strange and sometimes turbulent connections we experience in our own lives. With snapshots of the cultural realities of Northern Alberta from the past three decades, it’s a Canadian must-read. I devoured it like a Tim Horton’s maple-glazed."
- Heidi Klaassen, Coordinator, Alexandra Writer's Society