Praise for Cynthia Flood’s Earlier Books
- Journey Prize 1990 for story “My Father Took a Cake to France”
- Western Magazines Gold Award 1994 for story “Country Life”
- National Magazines Gold Award fiction 2000 for story “Religious Knowledge”
- Prism International 2nd Prize fiction 2000 for “Religious Knowledge”
- Nomination for City of Vancouver Book Award 2002 for novel Making a Stone of the Heart
What Can You Do ~ Reviews
“Her latest collection, What Can You Do? (sic) cements her reputation as a gifted and observant storyteller.
Technically superb, demonstrating Flood’s unstinting grasp of complex, subterranean emotion, these twelve stories tread familiar territory. The haunting “Struggle,” about a disturbed woman’s memories of her activist past, mines the rivalries and chauvinism of far-left politics in 1970s Vancouver.”
~ Trevor Corkum, The Toronto Star, 8/11/17
Special to The Globe and Mail
Steven W. Beattie
September 15, 2017
NEW: The Winnipeg Review
As the fifth collection of short stories from an award-winning author, it’s no surprise that What Can You Do is an exceptionally written and thought-provoking read. The twelve stories make up just under 150 pages, and in each one Flood does a masterful job creating a sense of existence for her characters that extends beyond the pages of their story.
~ Joanna Graham
September 25, 2017
NEW: Review in Pickle Me This
I knew I was in very good company when I was out for dinner in late September, and we were talking about books, and every single one of us had something admiring to say about the work of Cynthia Flood.
~ Kerry Clare, Pickle Me This December 5, 2017.