Quarterly Stories: Autumn 2016

2016-11-07T11:59:15-05:00

Only ten this year, so far. Without my Alice Munro project to steer me, I am not reading as many short story collections now. Over the summer, I read Cherie Dimaline's A Gentle Habit (2015) as part of All Lit Up's summer bookclub. Dimaline is a member of the Georgian

Quarterly Stories: Autumn 20162016-11-07T11:59:15-05:00

Austin Clarke’s The Meeting Point (1967)

2015-10-06T10:02:44-05:00

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

May 2014, In My Bookbag

2014-05-22T10:42:20-05:00

Are you still there? If so, many thanks. It’s been quiet around here; I realized that my database had tripled its allotted storage and was refusing to hold even one more byte sometime in March, and the oh-so-smart-coder-types have only recently gotten things back in working order. Many thanks to

May 2014, In My Bookbag2014-05-22T10:42:20-05:00

Dominique Fortier’s Wonder (2010; Trans. 2014)

2014-05-13T11:30:44-05:00

The appeal of reading a book like Dominique Fortier’s Wonder swells and radiates as pages turn. McClelland & Stewart, 2014 The story begins (like Dennison Smith’s The Eye of the Day, another of my favourite books in this reading year) with a proverbial bang. But despite the eruption

Dominique Fortier’s Wonder (2010; Trans. 2014)2014-05-13T11:30:44-05:00
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