Wartime, Summertime: Reading A Long Watch

2017-09-07T17:13:06+00:00

It is a privilege to confine one's experience of war to a particular season, to the printed page. That must be said. That is certainly a privilege in this world. Even if it should be a right. This summer I have plucked some of these nelgected stories from the

Wartime, Summertime: Reading A Long Watch 2017-09-07T17:13:06+00:00

Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017)

2017-09-07T17:04:14+00:00

The dead fuel Jesmyn Ward's novels. She feels the weight of their stories; she shoulders them, shares them. In Sing, Unburied, Sing, their chorus of voices - even in the epigraphs but also in the novel - reverberates between and beyond the covers. Ward's are heart-shattering stories. But they

Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017) 2017-09-07T17:04:14+00:00

Quarterly Stories: Summer 2017

2017-07-27T12:48:47+00:00

Besides Lori McNulty's Life on Mars and Mavis Gallant's stories, I've been dabbling in some other collections this year too. Edwidge Danticat's Krik? Krak! (1996) Drawn from a number of literary magazines and publications (including 1994's Pushcart Prize collection), these tales were gathered together to satisfy the readers who yearned

Quarterly Stories: Summer 2017 2017-07-27T12:48:47+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

Charlotte Rogan’s Now and Again (2016)

2016-06-20T15:45:43+00:00

In an interview about her bestselling debut, The Lifeboat, Charlotte Rogan states: "The best writing opens a person’s mind rather than closing it." Little, Brown and Co, 2016 Readers of Now and Again should pay attention, because her second novel is over 400 pages long and it is

Charlotte Rogan’s Now and Again (2016) 2016-06-20T15:45:43+00:00