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! Including my favourites from 2014 and what’s currently in my stacks and my reading log.

My love letter to short fiction begins on February 16, following a review of Dionne Brand’s recent novel, Love Enough. (She is one of my MRE authors.)

Talk of five collections and, then, revisiting the […]