A Balancing Act, Ongoing


Before I settled on some other reading projects for 2020 (more on that tomorrow), I entertained the possibility of making a simpler goal than usual: choosing half of my reading from my own shelves and half from the library’s shelves. The idea being that I have tended to read

A Balancing Act, Ongoing2020-01-23T13:49:33-05:00

Sky Lee’s Disappearing Moon Café (1990)


"Do you remember, Big Sister, all those good times? In Cousin Chan's abandoned house right in the middle of our neighbourhood, a dozen or so girls lying together, cooking together, working the fields, laughing and gissipping the entire day." The excerpt from this letter, from Fong Mei in March 1919,

Sky Lee’s Disappearing Moon Café (1990)2017-07-24T14:57:17-05:00

TGIF: In the workplace, on the page (4 of 4)


A new Friday fugue, concluding this week, considering the ways in which our working lives appear on the pages of novels and short stories. (Previous weeks can be viewed here, here and here, if you're keen.) Riverhead, 2013 Mohsin Hamid’s How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

TGIF: In the workplace, on the page (4 of 4)2017-07-24T14:35:03-05:00

Quarterly Stories: Spring 2014


In collection reading, since Quarterly Stories: Winter 2013 I've read Susie Moloney's Things Withered, the latest installment of the Alice Munro reading project, B.J. Novak's One More Thing, and the most recent volume of Journey Prize stories.  But mostly I've been dipping into single stories in recent months. Partly this was inspired by random samplings of the latest ReLit

Quarterly Stories: Spring 20142020-09-16T15:56:42-05:00

“Wigtime” Alice Munro


One might say that Margot was playing Barbara's game of "Apples and Oranges", choosing between a nice house and a fresh start. 1990; Penguin, 1991 But if one said too much about Margot's choice, spoilers about "Wigtime" would wriggle into the discussion. Margot has made choices, indeed, but

“Wigtime” Alice Munro2014-07-11T17:16:11-05:00
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