August 2019, In My Bookbag

2019-09-20T17:02:12-05:00

In which there is talk of the slim stories which have travelled with me within the city. While bulkier volumes stayed home. Like Robertson Davies' Murther and Walking Spirits (1991). And Nazanine Hozar's Aria (2019). These are awkward travelling companions: thick and heavy But some of the skinnies in

August 2019, In My Bookbag2019-09-20T17:02:12-05:00

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

May 2019, In My Reading Log

2019-09-25T14:38:37-05:00

A single-sitting read, a summer road-trip, and Sesame Street: good reading. Margriet De Moor’s Sleepless Night (1989; Trans. David Doherty 2019) “Sleepless night succeeded sleepless night – agonized day followed agonized day.” This, from L.M. Montgomery’s 1918 journal, came to mind when I was reading Margriet De Moor’s Sleepless Night

May 2019, In My Reading Log2019-09-25T14:38:37-05:00

Quarterly Stories: Spring 2019

2019-04-04T19:01:18-05:00

Murakami, Boyle, Oz, Babitz, Cather and Adjei-Brenyah Short Stories in January, February and March Whether in a dedicated collection or a magazine, these stories capture a variety of reading moods. This quarter, I returned to two familiar writers and also explored four new-to-me story writers.

Quarterly Stories: Spring 20192019-04-04T19:01:18-05:00

Andrew Miller’s Now We Shall Be Entirely Free (2018)

2019-03-26T11:31:53-05:00

Discovering Andrew Miller’s work, at this stage of his career, reminds me of the solid sense of anticipation that I felt upon reading Rupert Thomson’s Secrecy (2013). As authors of 8 and 11 novels respectively, I’m surprised that I hadn’t been tempted to read one of their books until

Andrew Miller’s Now We Shall Be Entirely Free (2018)2019-03-26T11:31:53-05:00