Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve. Carol Shields Republic of Love

“Dear Life” Alice Munro

This the last of four stories published at the end of Dear Life under Finale, four works that are “not quite stories” but, rather, works “autobiographical in feeling, though not, sometimes, entirely so in fact. I believe they are the first and last — and the closest — things I have to say about my [...]

Fresh bookishness!

So many books to talk about!

Some more stories in the Alice Munro reading project with Runaway concluding July 12th and The View from Castle Rock beginning July 19th. (Schedule here.)

In recent Canlit bookchat: Candace Savage’s A Geography of Blood (2012) Shari LaPeña’s Happiness Economics (2011) Nancy Lee’s The Age (2014) Deryn Collier’s Bern Fortin Mysteries (2012; 2014) [...]