In My Reading Log, Summer 2017

2017-07-28T18:17:28+00:00

In which there is talk of novels which were read too quickly to allow for extensive note-taking and snapshots: good reading. Yewande Omotoso's The Woman Next Door (2017) Longlisted for the Women's Fiction Prize this year, this story about two women in their eighties, neighbours in South Africa, is quietly

In My Reading Log, Summer 2017 2017-07-28T18:17:28+00:00

Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine (1984)

2017-05-17T13:41:43+00:00

"Since writing Love Medicine, I have understood that I am writing one long book in which the main chapters are also books titled Tracks, Four Souls, The Bingo Palace, The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse and The Painted Drum. The characters appear and disappear in my

Louise Erdrich’s Love Medicine (1984) 2017-05-17T13:41:43+00:00

Louise Erdrich’s Four Souls (2004)

2017-05-03T14:18:57+00:00

As with Tracks, the primary voices in Four Souls are Fleur's and Nanapush's. So, although it was published more than ten years later, I opted to read Four Souls next, to keep these characters fresher in mind and heart, hoping for a deeper understanding. Two other women play significant roles

Louise Erdrich’s Four Souls (2004) 2017-05-03T14:18:57+00:00

Madeleine Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2016): Third Variation

2017-07-24T14:32:10+00:00

This is the third of three posts spiralling around the notes made while reading Do Not Say We Have Nothing. Each with ten parts. Thirty segments. As though my post is the aria and the thirty segments are the variations. In recognition of the importance which Bach's Goldberg Variations holds

Madeleine Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2016): Third Variation 2017-07-24T14:32:10+00:00

Madeleine Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2016): Second Variation

2017-07-24T14:32:18+00:00

This is the second of three posts spiralling around the notes made while reading Do Not Say We Have Nothing. Each with ten parts. Thirty segments. As though my post is the aria and the thirty segments are the variations. In recognition of the importance which Bach's Goldberg Variations holds in

Madeleine Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2016): Second Variation 2017-07-24T14:32:18+00:00