January 2021, In My Bookbag (What bookbag?)

2021-01-21T12:29:01-05:00

Here's a glimpse of some current reads which lend themselves more to sampling, in a handful of reading sessions, than gobbling in longer periods of time. Although I no longer need to ponder the ratio of heavy to light volumes in my stack of current reads (because the COVID

January 2021, In My Bookbag (What bookbag?)2021-01-21T12:29:01-05:00

Here and Elsewhere: New York City

2020-12-18T16:30:46-05:00

When I was a girl, I walked the streets of New York City with Harriet the Spy. And I revisited it regularly via Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. From a young age, this was a city I recognized on the page, a place that felt real, a

Here and Elsewhere: New York City2020-12-18T16:30:46-05:00

Storytellers: Atlantic Canada (3 of 3)

2020-12-11T14:04:06-05:00

A few weeks ago, I mentioned how much Naomi’s Atlantic Canada reading has impacted the books in my stacks. (Check out her project here, along with pages dedicated to the Halifax Explosion and regional literary awards on Consumed by Ink.) I’m also enjoying my Here and Elsewhere project, which

Storytellers: Atlantic Canada (3 of 3)2020-12-11T14:04:06-05:00

Wendy McGrath’s Trilogy and Poetry

2020-11-19T15:05:04-05:00

Spoiler: I absolutely loved Wendy McGrath’s trilogy and it’s one of my 2020 standout reading experiences. In the upcoming Winter issue of Herizons, you can read my review of Wendy McGrath’s final novel in her Edmonton trilogy, Broke City (2019). (Herizons is a Canadian feminist magazine, which I

Wendy McGrath’s Trilogy and Poetry2020-11-19T15:05:04-05:00

Jean-Michel Fortier’s The Unknown Huntsman (2014; 2016)

2020-07-30T14:36:07-05:00

In a few weeks, Jean-Michel Fortier’s new novel The Electric Baths will be reviewed in the new issue of World Literature Today, translated by Katherine Hastings. A galloping read populated by an inordinate number of widows and tragic ends. There are some bloody bits but you're caught between gasping

Jean-Michel Fortier’s The Unknown Huntsman (2014; 2016)2020-07-30T14:36:07-05:00
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