Countdown: Magie Dominic and Ann-Marie MacDonald


With chapters named for the days of the week in Street Angel and with specific dates in a given week in Adult Onset, these two novels seem to make ideal reading companions. Ultimately, much of literary fiction is preoccupied with time. Whether it is Molly Bloom's day in James Joyce's

Countdown: Magie Dominic and Ann-Marie MacDonald2020-10-22T12:22:08-05:00

Under-represented at the table, holding their own on the page


Neither small-scale farmers nor low-income communities have been invited to the table to make food policy on a global scale. The Stop illuminates this reality in matter-of-fact and unsentimental language, presenting facts both from a bird’s-eye-view and a grassroots perspective. Readers are acquainted with some alarming information on an international

Under-represented at the table, holding their own on the page2019-05-11T19:58:02-05:00

B.J. Novak’s One More Thing (2014)


Could be that I am the only person who started to watch "The Office" because B.J. Novak wrote a collection of short fiction. Knopf - Random House, 2014 More likely, those who watched "The Office" for years will pick up a copy of the temp's first book because

B.J. Novak’s One More Thing (2014)2014-05-13T11:18:34-05:00

Mary Lawson’s Road Ends (2013)


You might think Struan is an unlikely setting for a novel. A town you can walk through in under ten minutes (even on slippery wintry surfaces). Knopf Canada, 2013 "Walking from one end of Struan to the other takes less than ten minutes. If you kept walking south

Mary Lawson’s Road Ends (2013)2014-06-26T14:46:10-05:00

Mary Swan’s My Ghosts (2013)


Setting Mary Swan's novella The Deep alongside her recent novel My Ghosts, the blues in their covers are rich and varied. The cover of one features statuary, a feminine form, opaque but graceful; the cover of the other showcases a butterfly, luminescent and fragile. They seem to intertwine. And one

Mary Swan’s My Ghosts (2013)2014-05-13T15:25:04-05:00
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