October 2015, In My Reading Log


I pulled André Alexis' Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa (1994) off my shelf when Fifteen Dogs was nominated for the Toronto Book Award (since then, FD has also been nominated for the Giller Prize and the Rogers' Writers' Trust Fiction Award). There aren't any notable four-legged characters, but the collection is fascinating.

October 2015, In My Reading Log2017-07-24T14:58:14-05:00

This One Summer: A True Favourite


These sentences are dappled across a two-page spread of Mariko and Jillian Tamaki’s This One Summer (2014), as though they are wafts of milkweed ink: House of Anansi, 2014 “The first time I ever saw a milkweed was on the beach at Awago. I thought they were magic

This One Summer: A True Favourite2014-07-31T12:57:31-05:00
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