Austin Clarke’s The Meeting Point (1967)


The first volume of his Toronto trilogy introduces readers to Bernice Leach, who has left Barbados to work in Toronto as a housekeeper in an upscale neighbourhood in the 1960s. She has left behind a son and his father, as well as a mother and a sister, and she is

Austin Clarke’s The Meeting Point (1967)2015-10-06T10:02:44-05:00

Blanche Howard’s The Ice Maiden (2015)


Please welcome back ReaderWoman, who has bookchatted here before, as part of the House of Anansi 45 reading celebration of indie presses and bookshops. (You can search for her posts using the tag GuestPost.) She has been reading (among other good things, which you can discover here) Blanche Howard's posthumously

Blanche Howard’s The Ice Maiden (2015)2015-09-02T11:39:55-05:00

Late-Summer Reading: When and Where


For the past couple of weeks, I have been listening to Joseph Boyden's Through Black Spruce on my daily walks. I was walking in full summer, listening to descriptions of winter in Moose Factory in Northern Ontario. The clusters of cloud in the story were from the exhaust of snowmobiles in

Late-Summer Reading: When and Where2017-07-20T17:34:26-05:00

September 2014: In My Reading Log


Among other books enjoyed in September were some standout novels that will be featured later this month, including Michael Crummey's Sweetland and Magie Dominic's Street Angel. There was also Diversiverse and the launch of RIP IX, and much musing on future Read-a-Thon choices. Award longlists began appearing (including the Toronto Book

September 2014: In My Reading Log2020-10-20T09:56:41-05:00
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