Maybe and What’s Always Been Done: On Andrea MacPherson’s What We Once Believed (2017)

2017-10-12T14:27:56-05:00

I’ve loved the idea of a character named Maybe since I read Katheen Martin’s novel, Penny Maybe, about a sixteen-year-old girl working out all the possibilities ahead of her. Isn’t it just perfect for a coming-of-age story? And, indeed, in Andrea MacPherson’s novel, Maybe Collins is eleven years old

Maybe and What’s Always Been Done: On Andrea MacPherson’s What We Once Believed (2017)2017-10-12T14:27:56-05:00

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

Maisie Hurley and “The Native Voice”

2016-07-31T12:30:26-05:00

One woman, one newspaper: The Native Voice is a story with relevance far beyond any existing borders, as well as a work of importance for local historians in what is now called British Columbia, Canada. Caitlin Press, 2016 Eric Jamieson's book is of fundamental interest to any reader

Maisie Hurley and “The Native Voice”2016-07-31T12:30:26-05:00

Quarterly Stories: Autumn 2014

2017-07-24T14:27:25-05:00

“Bad coffee can only keep you company for so long at four a.m. in a bus depot.” Caitlin Press, 2014 All of the characters in Janine Alyson Young’s debut collection seem as though they would immediately recognize the truth of that. They all seem to have a spot

Quarterly Stories: Autumn 20142017-07-24T14:27:25-05:00
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