New review by Jeanne Duperreault

“Altogether, an absorbing read. Farzana Doctor has used humour, heartache, joy and eroticism, to produce a compelling story of self-discovery with characters that we cheer on as they struggle towards a satisfactory conclusion.”

Thanks to Jeanne Duperreault for this review! Read more here. 

Review and interview by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen

“I absolutely loved Farzana Doctor’s new book All Inclusive. The publisher’s summary begins with the intriguing question “What’s it like when everyone’s dream vacation is your job?” The novel takes place at an all-inclusive resort, and I loved the behind-the-scenes peek at the employees simply going through a work day while having to deal with starry eyed travellers expecting a five-star-everything experience.”

Read the rest of Jaclyn’s review and interview here.

Daily XTRA! review

Thanks to Scott Dagostino for this review of All Inclusive.

In the worlds that Farzana Doctor creates, ordinary people are wondrous and complicated, and all these things that divide us — countries, professions, sexualities, genders, races — are mere distractions from what truly matters. Her stories ring true enough to think our world could be that way too. One can only hope.

Read more here.

All Inclusive review in Plenitude!

Thanks to Matt Loney for this review in Plenitude:

There’s a refreshing, youthful breadth of perspective to Doctor’s novel that shines a light on the way forward for those bored to death with the claustrophobic tropes of our national literature. Doctor is a Canadian writer telling a Canadian story but without losing sight of an international, global perspective: skilfully, she links her characters and their struggles to the world at large.

Read more here. 

An endorsement from Terry Fallis

Huge thanks to Terry Fallis for these kind words:

“By turns funny, moving, thoughtful, and erotic, All Inclusive is a powerful meditation on life, love, and loss. Farzana Doctor spins a passionate, page-turning tale about the sometimes invisible ties that bind. This is brilliant storytelling.”

–Terry Fallis, Canada Reads and Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal-winning author of The Best Laid Plans

Austin Clarke’s endorsement of All Inclusive

I’m really pleased to receive this endorsement from Austin Clarke​:

“Her outstanding characterization and the depth of language establish the importance of Farzana Doctor’s writing. In her startling and evocative description of the lives of people in the tourist industry, All Inclusive is more than just a title.”
Austin Clarke, Giller Prize-winning author of The Polished Hoe

All Inclusive endorsement from Angie Abdou

I am so honoured to receive this endorsement from Angie Abdou​:

“Farzana Doctor’s original, provocative new novel seduces (and challenges) readers on every page. I fell in-love with Ameera: her energy, her bravery, her refusal to be judged or classified. All Inclusive is Doctor’s best—and sexiest!—novel yet.”
–Angie Abdou, Canada Reads finalist and McEwan Book of the Year-winning author of The Bone Cage

First review of All Inclusive!

A first review of All Inclusive is in! Thanks to Kelly Beers at The Avid Reader Magazines & Books, Cobourg:
Great characters, excellent plot & true substance. A great (& compulsive) read. I cannot wait to sell it in October… True thanks for the work- your novel is smart, sassy, bittersweet & joyful. The way in which you dealt with the [tragedy] is deft & sublime.

Proclaimed: Authors for Indies Day

Did you know that May 2 is Authors for Indies Day in Canada? That’s right, we’ve created our own National Holiday where authors become staff at local indies! Check out the link for events at your local store. And here’s a blog post I wrote to celebrate this new holiday:!Farzana-Doctor-People-Find-Themselves-in-Bookstores/co3i/550f66e40cf22035304b1636