Mavis Gallant’s “Kingdom Come”

2020-05-08T15:00:10-05:00

If only Dr. Dominic Missierna could arrange for a weekly dinner with Charles Filandreux (from “Siegfried’s Memoirs” in Coming Ashore) and Henri Grippes (from “A Painful Affair” in Overhead in a Balloom). Every year weighs heavily on these men, even though the time seems to have passed too quickly

Mavis Gallant’s “Kingdom Come”2020-05-08T15:00:10-05:00

Mavis Gallant’s “Good Deed” (1969)

2020-02-05T16:05:30-05:00

As a sharp observer and as a chronicler of wartime and revolutionary foment, there are a lot of good and serious reasons to read Mavis Gallant: she is also wickedly funny. The humour in this story’s title is only accessible to readers after we have finished reading. But nevermind,

Mavis Gallant’s “Good Deed” (1969)2020-02-05T16:05:30-05:00

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018

2018-08-01T13:53:16-05:00

"The AWW challenge was set up to help overcome gender bias in the reviewing of books by Australian women. The challenge encourages avid readers and book bloggers, male and female, living in or outside Australia, to read and review books by Australian women throughout the year. You don’t have

Australian Women Writers Challenge 20182018-08-01T13:53:16-05:00

Autumn 2017 In My Reading Log (Non-fiction and Not-quite-fiction)

2017-10-25T17:17:49-05:00

In which there is talk of true stories and stories that fall between the cracks of imagined facts and probabilities. Kyo Maclear's Birds Art Life (2017) Arranged as though composed over a twelve-month period, this would seem to be the perfect book to read slowly, meditatively. To allow the pages

Autumn 2017 In My Reading Log (Non-fiction and Not-quite-fiction)2017-10-25T17:17:49-05:00

The Fold’s 2016 Reading List (Part Three)

2017-07-24T14:23:15-05:00

The FOLD (The Festival of Literary Diversity) is an annual event, in Brampton (Ontario, Canada) dedicated to telling more stories, to having audiences connect with a wider variety of storytellers. You can check out their lineup of terrific writers and storytellers who were a part of the debut festival in May

The Fold’s 2016 Reading List (Part Three)2017-07-24T14:23:15-05:00
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