Erin Brockovich’s Superman’s Not Coming (2020) #ReadtheChange

2020-11-27T16:14:32-05:00

This isn’t a book I planned to read. From my perspective, Brockovich’s activism is more relevant to American readers and I’d be better off reading Maude Barlow’s Whose Water Is It Anyway? (2019). In some respects, this is true. Brockovich does present some detailed information and updates about water

Erin Brockovich’s Superman’s Not Coming (2020) #ReadtheChange2020-11-27T16:14:32-05:00

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

Page Turners: Thieves, Bombs, Predators, Gunshots, and Oil Spills

2017-12-12T12:09:52-05:00

In which pages are turned, at a faster rate than usual. Character-soaked, but still fast-paced storytelling. Cherie Dimaline's The Marrow Thieves (2017) is set in a future in which the dominant culture has determined that the blood of indigenous peoples holds an inherent value for healing. Exploitation and genocide ensue. This

Page Turners: Thieves, Bombs, Predators, Gunshots, and Oil Spills2017-12-12T12:09:52-05:00

Darren Greer’s Advocate (2016)

2020-10-22T12:25:06-05:00

"The past presses so hard on the present, the present is badly bruised, blood brims under the skin." These lines from Brenda Shaughnessy's poem “Nachträglichkeit”* fit beautifully with Darren Greer's new novel, Advocate: Not only because much of Advocate is preoccupied with memory, with what the characters carry with them

Darren Greer’s Advocate (2016)2020-10-22T12:25:06-05:00

Tricia Dower’s Becoming Lin (2016)

2017-07-24T14:33:39-05:00

Reading Becoming Lin reminded me of discovering Marilyn French's The Women's Room and Marge Piercy's Small Changes. Two unapologetically feminist novels which I felt had poured out of my own heart into some other writer's story. I inhaled these books, and I felt the same sense of intense recognition and

Tricia Dower’s Becoming Lin (2016)2017-07-24T14:33:39-05:00
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