On the page, on the screen

2017-07-20T17:55:53+00:00

Back in the days when you taped movies onto video cassettes, I was recording "Anna Karenina" to watch another time, when I turned on the television -- thinking the film was over and the credits would be running past -- and I could not unsee the last few seconds of the story

On the page, on the screen 2017-07-20T17:55:53+00:00

Pauline Holdstock’s The Hunter and the Wild Girl (2015)

2015-10-16T11:49:06+00:00

Despite its sedate and unassuming cover, Pauline Holdstock's The Hunter and the Wild Girl begins in a rush. Goose Lane, 2015 "With a shriek of splintering boards, the girl breaks into daylight and stands blinded, panting, sucking air as if it were a great hot soup, her chest

Pauline Holdstock’s The Hunter and the Wild Girl (2015) 2015-10-16T11:49:06+00:00

Sigal Samuel’s The Mystics of Mile End (2015)

2017-07-20T17:40:58+00:00

There are five windows on the cover of Sigal Samuel's debut novel; in only one of them does a pair of people appear. Freehand Books, 2015 In three of the windows there is a solitary silhouette, and in the window at the top, the blind is nearly pulled to

Sigal Samuel’s The Mystics of Mile End (2015) 2017-07-20T17:40:58+00:00

Michael Crummey’s Sweetland (2014)

2015-01-07T13:41:17+00:00

It begins in fog. With Matthew Sweetland hearing voices "so indistinct he thought they might be imaginary". Doubleday Canada, 2014 This scene from the past alerts readers that they should be concerned with the line between the real and the invented, and even more to the point, with how

Michael Crummey’s Sweetland (2014) 2015-01-07T13:41:17+00:00

Sometimes jazz plays. Sometimes there is cake.

2014-07-11T17:07:10+00:00

Touchstone - S&S, 2013 How many women have read Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s classic A Gift from the Sea. Nodding along with passages that could have been pulled from their own musings and diary pages. “Don't wish me happiness. I don't expect to be happy…. It's gotten beyond that,

Sometimes jazz plays. Sometimes there is cake. 2014-07-11T17:07:10+00:00