SymtheKarenbwFor fans of Joan Didion and Sheila Heti, and reminiscent of Jenny Offill’s The Department of Speculation, Karen Smythe’s THIS SIDE OF SAD is a mesmerizing tour of a woman’s fractured past – a provocative and piercing novel that lingers in mind and heart – to Bethany Gibson at Goose Lane Editions for Fall 2017/Spring 2018 by Stephanie Sinclair (Canada English)