Here and Elsewhere: Amsterdam

2020-12-01T12:01:48-05:00

When I was a girl, I was obsessed with The Diary of Anne Frank. I reread the first half of it so many times that that part of the spine sheds specks of paper; a couple of years ago, I finally finished reading. Because I knew how it ended,

Here and Elsewhere: Amsterdam2020-12-01T12:01:48-05:00

The Writing Life: Flannery O’Connor (4 of 4)

2020-07-31T11:49:38-05:00

Have you been on the edge of your seat? The fourth and last of my planned posts on Flannery O’Connor has been delayed (the first, second, and third were published weeks ago) while library transfers were pending. Meanwhile, a new documentary has also been released, although currently only available

The Writing Life: Flannery O’Connor (4 of 4)2020-07-31T11:49:38-05:00

Thomas King’s Coyote Stories

2018-07-23T18:33:23-05:00

I was just mentioning Coyote stories a couple of months ago, in my Spring Quarterly round-up of short fiction. But these illustrated coyote stories are inviting for both younger and older readers. Two of the tales are illustrated by Johnny Wales, full-sized and full-colour (and mostly double-spread) illustrations,

Thomas King’s Coyote Stories2018-07-23T18:33:23-05:00

Life Stories: Facts, Fictions and Facty-Fictions

2018-06-21T08:10:25-05:00

This bundle of books, with the Canadian Reading Challenge in mind (this, the eleventh year, hosted by The Indextrious Reader, with sign-ups for the twelfth year now posted), was particularly delectable. I love the idea of telling the story of a life in a way that feels true, whether

Life Stories: Facts, Fictions and Facty-Fictions2018-06-21T08:10:25-05:00

The Creative Life on the Page (Five Books)

2017-03-26T10:20:32-05:00

Because I forgot my key one day, I had to wait in the neighbourhood library for Mister BIP to finish work, before I could go home. I suppose I could have waited in the subway station. But it was only a 20-minute walk. Of course I walked: wouldn't you? One

The Creative Life on the Page (Five Books)2017-03-26T10:20:32-05:00
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