“It’s been awhile since I’ve really LOVED a short story collection, but I can finally say that The Dead Husband Project by Sarah Meehan Sirk is definitely one of the best I’ve read in a long time.” — Anne Logan
Taking place in the “wilds of Canada” did intrigue me — so I thought I would pick it up while visiting Ontario (where this book takes place). Plus, the beginnings of a few politically charged discussions can be found in this book along with some lovely scenes in nature.
I picked it up because of the premise — it’s timely and unique. It’s also a translation, which prompted me to read it because I love exploring books from cultures and languages other than my own.
I really enjoy reading indigenous perspectives because I think it offers a window into a very complicated part of our society that many people don’t bother to understand or listen to. Why is this fact not talked about more? Why are so many people still so ignorant to this part of our history?
We’ve got stories about loved ones recently deceased, a woman developing a sex addiction because of a growing tumor in her brain — even a tale of a new mom agonizing over a recently developed anal fissure shortly after her baby’s birth (!!!). There is literally something for everyone.
Lots of people have been buzzing about this book since it came out last June.
“I’m not going to babble on about how great this book is because you should take this new found time to go buy it. Go to your local independent bookstore, pick it up from the library, or get it online. Just do it.” — Anne Logan