Mavis Gallant’s “Overhead in a Balloon” (1984)

2019-06-11T15:16:00-05:00

We have to assume that Speck came first, with “Speck’s Idea” published in 1979. “Overhead in a Balloon” was published five years later (both stories in the pages of “The New Yorker”, where the majority of Mavis Gallant’s stories appeared before they were bound into collections). So we have

Mavis Gallant’s “Overhead in a Balloon” (1984)2019-06-11T15:16:00-05:00

Lee Maracle: An Assortment #ReadIndigenous

2019-05-19T17:14:52-05:00

Beginning June 1, through June 21, I’ve been sharing a recommended read by an indigenous author each day on Twitter. Today, here, thoughts on an assortment of Lee Maracle’s books. On May 30th, there was talk of the latest Thomas King mystery, on June 1st talk of Daniel Heath

Lee Maracle: An Assortment #ReadIndigenous2019-05-19T17:14:52-05:00

Mavis Gallant’s “Speck’s Idea” (1979)

2019-06-04T10:39:27-05:00

“To take up residence in the mind of Mavis Gallant, as one does in reading her stories, is a privilege and delight,” writes Phyllis Rose, to begin her review of Overhead in a Balloon in the March 18, 1987 issue of The New Yorker. She speaks of Gallant’s ability

Mavis Gallant’s “Speck’s Idea” (1979)2019-06-04T10:39:27-05:00

Daniel Heath Justice’s Why Indigenous Literatures Matter (2018)

2019-05-19T17:00:35-05:00

Beginning today, June 1st, through June 21, I am sharing a recommended read by an indigenous author each day on Twitter. Today, here, thoughts on Daniel Heath Justice’s Why Indigenous Literatures Matter (2017). I’ve also recently discussed the new Thomas King mystery set in Chinook, and there will be

Daniel Heath Justice’s Why Indigenous Literatures Matter (2018)2019-05-19T17:00:35-05:00

Thomas King’s A Matter of Malice (2019) #ReadIndigenous

2019-05-19T17:35:06-05:00

Beginning June 1, through June 21, I’ll be sharing a recommended read by an indigenous author each day on Twitter. Today, here, a bonus to celebrate: thoughts on the latest Thomas King mystery set in Chinook. On June 1st, June 7th and June 21st, check back for more recent

Thomas King’s A Matter of Malice (2019) #ReadIndigenous2019-05-19T17:35:06-05:00