Lee Maracle: An Assortment #ReadIndigenous


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

What Makes Families Tick


The family stories in contemporary CanLit are not all that different from the stories and novels read by my grandmother’s generation. The women in my family did not read obsessively, no, but regularly, yes. What else was there to do in the evenings when your favourite show was in reruns

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February 2019, In My Bookbag


In which I read, while sitting in a café, in a library and in various TTC stations. While longer volumes, like Charles Palliser’s The Quincunx and Andrew Miller’s Now We Shall Be Entirely Free, stay at home. Charles Quimper’s In Every Wave (2017; Trans. Guil Lefebvre, 2018) Narrated by

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Non-Fiction November 2018: Week Two (Stryker and Binnie)


Non-Fiction November is hosted this year by Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness), Julie (JulzReads), Sarah (Sarah’s Book Shelves), Katie (Doing Dewey) and Rennie (What’s Nonfiction). It's a month-long celebration of everything nonfiction with a different prompt and a different host each week. Week Two is hosted by Sarah (Sarah’s Book Shelves) and requests

Non-Fiction November 2018: Week Two (Stryker and Binnie)2018-10-30T18:52:56-05:00

Quarterly Stories: Autumn 2018


Groff, Huebert, Moore, Smith and Thien Short Stories in July, August and September Whether in a dedicated collection or a magazine, these stories capture a variety of reading moods. Over the summer, I've chatted about some of these at length. In particular, Madeleine Thien's

Quarterly Stories: Autumn 20182018-11-21T12:48:47-05:00