Mavis Gallant’s “Poor Franzi”

2017-03-26T10:12:05+00:00

At one table, we have the Wrights, on the crowded hotel terrace, with the Austrian mountains playing picture-postcard for the family, who has journeyed from Baltimore. They're a cranky lot, with daughters Coralie and Joan having had a different set of expectations for their travels, which neither their mother nor

Mavis Gallant’s “Poor Franzi” 2017-03-26T10:12:05+00:00

June 2015, In My Stacks

2017-07-24T15:25:24+00:00

My progress through Gabrielle Roy's works has been slow but steady, and this month I requested one of the children's books, which I held out for myself as a reward for finishing six of her novels. My treat was to be Cliptail, but the only copy available in the public

June 2015, In My Stacks 2017-07-24T15:25:24+00:00

Talking Time: Life after Life, The Luminaries

2015-10-20T07:58:55+00:00

Random House, 2013 The slippery question of time is often posed on the page. And with books, it’s different. In music, listeners are engaged at a pace dictated by the composer’s notation, beats counted as the bars pass, the audience arriving synchronously at the end of the piece.

Talking Time: Life after Life, The Luminaries 2015-10-20T07:58:55+00:00

Anne Enright’s The Forgotten Waltz (2011)

2014-03-17T14:24:07+00:00

If only the word 'waltz' appeared like a stain on the sheets -- this would be the perfect cover image. For now, Gina Moynihan stands back and looks at the bed that she and Seán Vallely shared, and it's a messy sight. Messy, but still fresh: you can see the indents

Anne Enright’s The Forgotten Waltz (2011) 2014-03-17T14:24:07+00:00