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
Researching Dawn Dumont, to review her most recent collection, Glass Beads, this quote leapt out at me: "If you can laugh then you can survive until the solution arrives." (Room Magazine, interview with Theressa Slind) It's easy to dismiss funny books as light, insubstantial. To call them
Although I loved books about animals when I was a younger reader, in my teens I backed off. I realised that books in which sad things happen to the four-legged and furred or feathered characters were even sadder than the books in which sad things happened to human characters.
Even though the challenge officially begins on July 1 -- and ends on the last day of the following June -- it's not too late to join The Book Mine Set's Canadian Books Challenge. This year is the tenth event, and John has calculated thousands of books reviewed for past
Alyson Books, 2009 It begins with "This book is not a canon!!! And that's fine with me. I suspect it's fine with most of you, too. There is nothing "representative" or "survey-like" about this volume. The only rule that Richard Canning had in approaching the project was that each author