Quarterly Stories: Winter 2017

2018-01-15T19:50:05+00:00

Anosh Irani's "Circus Wedding" appears in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Eighteen Bridges, a fabulous magazine. His novel, The Parcel, also considers voices which are often pushed to the margins. Here, too, Raju inhabits a precarious existence. Here too, Anosh Irani takes a small character and reveals their big dreams.

Quarterly Stories: Winter 2017 2018-01-15T19:50:05+00:00

Page Turners: Thieves, Bombs, Predators, Gunshots, and Oil Spills

2017-12-12T12:09:52+00:00

In which pages are turned, at a faster rate than usual. Character-soaked, but still fast-paced storytelling. Cherie Dimaline's The Marrow Thieves (2017) is set in a future in which the dominant culture has determined that the blood of indigenous peoples holds an inherent value for healing. Exploitation and genocide ensue. This

Page Turners: Thieves, Bombs, Predators, Gunshots, and Oil Spills 2017-12-12T12:09:52+00:00

Non-Fiction November Week Three: Ask/Be/Become the Expert

2017-11-13T17:57:45+00:00

2017’s Nonfiction November is hosted by Katie at Doing Dewey, Lory at Emerald City Book Review, Julie at Julz Reads, and Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness! Three ways to join in this week! You can either share 3 or more books on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert), you can

Non-Fiction November Week Three: Ask/Be/Become the Expert 2017-11-13T17:57:45+00:00

Tanya Talaga’s Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City

2017-11-28T10:54:11+00:00

Nominated for the Writers' Trust Prize for Non-Fiction in Canada, Tanya Talaga's book explores the situation which led to the deaths of seven Indigenous high school students in the Thunder Bay area, five of them in the rivers surrounding Lake Superior. The sense of northern community which might be

Tanya Talaga’s Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City 2017-11-28T10:54:11+00:00

Autumn 2017 In My Reading Log (Non-fiction and Not-quite-fiction)

2017-10-25T17:17:49+00:00

In which there is talk of true stories and stories that fall between the cracks of imagined facts and probabilities. Kyo Maclear's Birds Art Life (2017) Arranged as though composed over a twelve-month period, this would seem to be the perfect book to read slowly, meditatively. To allow the pages

Autumn 2017 In My Reading Log (Non-fiction and Not-quite-fiction) 2017-10-25T17:17:49+00:00