The Wife Tree: The Reviews

Chapters.indigo.ca – Reader Reviews

Amazon.ca – Reviews
“Dorothy Speak is one of our country’s finest writers and the story is full of startling revelations and starbursts of language…” — W.P. Kinsella

The Citizen’s Weekly Books, Julie Mason (pdf)
“In search of Morgan Hazzard – Novelist Dorothy Speak takes exhilarating risks”

The Toronto Star, Philip Marchand (pdf)
“The wild woman stirs”

Montreal Gazette, by Donna Bailey Nurse (pdf)
“Bold try at a big novel”

Free Press Lifestyles Reporter, by Sandra Coulson (pdf)
“Speak’s stories set close to home”

Gazette Staff, by Matt Pearson (pdf)
“Dorothy Speak branches out with The Wife Tree”

The Globe and Mail, by Cynthia Holz (pdf)
“Anti-Hagar”

Mary Soderstrom – Quill & Quire (pdf)
“Dorothy Speak’s first novel, The Wife Tree, is probably not the book to read if you’re feeling pessimistic about relations between men and…”

Edmonton Journal, by Margaret Macpherson (pdf)
“A voice of wit and wisdom”

Ottawa Citizen, by Jenny Jackson (pdf)
“Lauded for her second collection of short stories, Ottawa author Dorothy Speak draws from a warm family and humor undaunted by grief”

Ottawa Citizen, by Paul Gessell (pdf)
“Speaking out: A memorable book about a dysfunctional family”

The Calgary Herald, by Pearl Luke (pdf)
“Speak blossoms into a novelist with The Wife Tree”

Ottawaxpress, by Peter Schneider (pdf)
“Hardnosed empathy”

Times Colonist, by Candace Fertile (pdf)
“It’s almost a relief to finish powerful novel”

London Tree Press, by Nancy Schiefer (pdf)
“Plot, symbols load Wife Tree”

Hamilton Spectator, by Audrey Hensen (pdf)
“Dispelling notions of love”

The Globe and Mail, by Cynthia Holz (pdf)
“Anti-Hagar”