On Being Married – Happily and Unhappily – and Reading Around

2017-10-06T17:31:08+00:00

Sarah Dunn's new novel, The Arrangement takes Owen and Lucy, who are imagining themselves unhappily married in the future, and encourages them to sleep around. The idea comes to the happily married couple via a conversation at a dinner party, which is also how Sarah Dunn came upon the idea

On Being Married – Happily and Unhappily – and Reading Around 2017-10-06T17:31:08+00:00

Looking for Light: Humour in the Stacks (6 Reads)

2017-10-06T17:25:32+00:00

Do you ever feel the weight of your stack? Many of the books I've been reading have been rigorous and demanding. Commodore Ajith Boyagoda's story of imprisonment in Sri Lanka, Marcelino Truong's memories of coming-of-age in Vietnam between 1961 and 1963, Shirin Ebadi's work for human rights in Iran, Solmaz

Looking for Light: Humour in the Stacks (6 Reads) 2017-10-06T17:25:32+00:00

Rachel Cusk’s Outline (2014) and Transit (2017)

2017-10-05T07:48:50+00:00

Readers meet a woman up in the air. Literally. She is flying to Athens, where she will teach a course in creative writing. This is Outline. Perhaps partly because she could instruct in the art of outlining, demonstrate for her students the art of constructing a framework on which

Rachel Cusk’s Outline (2014) and Transit (2017) 2017-10-05T07:48:50+00:00

Michelle Winters’ I Am a Truck (2016)

2017-09-28T12:05:54+00:00

A Chevy truck, a Thermos of coffee, date squares and bologna sandwiches: I Am a Truck begins with the basics. A fishing trip which, both Agathe and Réjean  know, is not a fishing trip. Both are aware that he is lying, but it's a charade which Agathe is content

Michelle Winters’ I Am a Truck (2016) 2017-09-28T12:05:54+00:00

Such a Lovely Little War: A Memoir

2017-09-14T13:06:34+00:00

A child's experience of war is strangely pure and slanted. The impact is wholly dramatic at times. Its inconsequence just as overwhelming at other times. Sharing his experiences growing up in a French-Vietnamese family in Saigon, between 1961 and 1963, Marcelino Truong's graphic memoir is vibrant and informative. Some

Such a Lovely Little War: A Memoir 2017-09-14T13:06:34+00:00