Here and Elsewhere: San Francisco

2020-06-19T16:36:20-05:00

Everything I knew about cities, when I was a girl, I learned from stories. One novel that stood out for me was Marilyn Sachs’ Amy Moves In, a story which has a family moving into an apartment in a city, where Amy has to start at a new school

Here and Elsewhere: San Francisco2020-06-19T16:36:20-05:00

Dear Reader: What’s Told? Or, the Telling of It?

2020-05-15T15:05:12-05:00

In my recent reading, it’s been as much about how the story is told as it’s been about the story itself. This certainly isn’t a new idea—these examples span three decades—but sometimes the phenomenon is more prevalent in my stacks. Maybe you’ve read some of these, or maybe

Dear Reader: What’s Told? Or, the Telling of It?2020-05-15T15:05:12-05:00

An Act of Homage: Rereading Wayson Choy

2020-04-30T09:08:45-05:00

Rereading Wayson Choy’s The Jade Peony (1995) is a blatant act of homage. When I first heard Choy read from his work, he was promoting his memoir Paper Shadows (1999) at a Pride event. He was reading with Marnie Woodrow and Sky Gilbert: one, a curly-haired slightly messy young

An Act of Homage: Rereading Wayson Choy2020-04-30T09:08:45-05:00

Carrianne K.Y. Leung’s The Wondrous Woo (2013)

2017-07-24T14:38:24-05:00

It's possible that the readers who will warm most fervently to The Wondrous Woo are those readers who feel a connection with a passage like this: Inanna Publications, 2013 "The first episode had come after an incident at the Woolco cafeteria when I was ten. It was $1.44

Carrianne K.Y. Leung’s The Wondrous Woo (2013)2017-07-24T14:38:24-05:00

When a Book Just Keeps Getting Better

2014-07-11T16:55:32-05:00

Wayson Choy’s The Jade Peony (1995) Click the image to read a neat story about how Jessica Sullivan designed the cover   I first heard Wayson Choy read from his work about ten years ago, and he told a story about beginning to write, about a class he

When a Book Just Keeps Getting Better2014-07-11T16:55:32-05:00
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