Madeleine Thien’s Simple Recipes (2001)

2018-09-19T16:22:11-05:00

I heard Madeleine Thien read from this collection in 2001 in a small library theatre in London, Ontario; I recall that she was very gracious and spoke of being honoured to appear with the other women who were reading that night. (I heard Joan Barfoot, Bonnie Burnard and Jane

Madeleine Thien’s Simple Recipes (2001)2018-09-19T16:22:11-05:00

Carianne Leung’s That Time I Loved You (2018)

2018-11-30T20:48:09-05:00

June is at the heart of this collection of stories; she is the link, the thread of light through a series of dark scenes. She is our guide to the ‘burbs: “The picture perfect suburban dream with the groomed lawns, nine-to-five jobs, 2.5 children kind of places. Domino effect.

Carianne Leung’s That Time I Loved You (2018)2018-11-30T20:48:09-05:00

Amitav Ghosh’s The Ibis Trilogy (2008; 2011; 2015)

2018-06-20T18:00:48-05:00

Can you be trusted to finish a series? My track record with them is spotty, at best. But I'm working hard to improve my reputation. This year, I started and finished reading Amitav Ghosh's trilogy, each volume over 500 pages (but the page-turning sort of pages). Hopefully the other

Amitav Ghosh’s The Ibis Trilogy (2008; 2011; 2015)2018-06-20T18:00:48-05:00

Life on Mars, Again and Again

2017-07-24T15:24:28-05:00

When you've looked up a book title, have you ever been tempted by the other books you've found with the same title as the book for which you were searching? In adding Lori McNulty's debut short story collection to my online TBR list, I discovered several other books with the same

Life on Mars, Again and Again2017-07-24T15:24:28-05:00

Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future (2015)

2019-03-26T08:35:37-05:00

The Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is essential reading. TRC, 2015 As a component of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, the TRC's "mandate is to inform all Canadians about what happened in Indian Residential Schools (IRS)." The report is intended "to document

Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future (2015)2019-03-26T08:35:37-05:00