Winter Child and Firewater: A Perfect Pairing

2017-10-06T15:03:12+00:00

Each of these books is penned by an indigenous writer, each considers a great loss, each is powerful on its own terms. Together their stories resonate and amplify readers' understanding of a vitally important issue. Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau's novel Winter Child appears to be the simpler tale. One woman's

Winter Child and Firewater: A Perfect Pairing 2017-10-06T15:03:12+00:00

In My Stacks, May 2016

2017-07-20T18:03:10+00:00

How much of your reading is non-fiction? Does it fluctuate, or are you committed to reading (or not reading) it? When others were participating in non-fiction November last year, and actually reading a lot of the books that I'd been kinda-half-sorta thinking about reading, I realised that tending towards fiction

In My Stacks, May 2016 2017-07-20T18:03:10+00:00

Confined: Margaret Atwood and Claudine Dumont

2015-12-17T12:10:19+00:00

“If prison isn’t prison, the outside world has no meaning!” So says Aurora to Charmaine in Margaret Atwood's new novel, The Heart Goes Last. McClelland & Stewart, 2015 (Penguin Random House) It dates back, the CanLit icon's interest in imprisonment, a preoccupation with the idea of lives which

Confined: Margaret Atwood and Claudine Dumont 2015-12-17T12:10:19+00:00

Peter Nowak’s Humans 3.0

2015-08-07T15:49:33+00:00

When I was in the tenth grade, nothing about technology intimidated me. I signed up for classes in high school which taught binary and how to write simple programs, and my first full-time job was working with a woman who could program in COBOL. Goose Lane Editions, 2015

Peter Nowak’s Humans 3.0 2015-08-07T15:49:33+00:00

Miranda Sherry’s Black Dog Summer (2015)

2015-06-11T13:10:39+00:00

It’s frightening, what happened to the author late one night travelling on a dark road after an exhausting studio session, forced to suddenly stop because of two shadowy figures ahead. (You can read about the event in an article on her UK publisher's site, here.) Simon & Schuster, 2015

Miranda Sherry’s Black Dog Summer (2015) 2015-06-11T13:10:39+00:00