Page Turners: Thieves, Bombs, Predators, Gunshots, and Oil Spills

2017-12-12T12:09:52+00:00

In which pages are turned, at a faster rate than usual. Character-soaked, but still fast-paced storytelling. Cherie Dimaline's The Marrow Thieves (2017) is set in a future in which the dominant culture has determined that the blood of indigenous peoples holds an inherent value for healing. Exploitation and genocide ensue. This

Page Turners: Thieves, Bombs, Predators, Gunshots, and Oil Spills 2017-12-12T12:09:52+00:00

Louise Erdrich’s Four Souls (2004)

2018-01-17T11:50:08+00:00

As with Tracks, the primary voices in Four Souls are Fleur's and Nanapush's. So, although it was published more than ten years later, I opted to read Four Souls next, to keep these characters fresher in mind and heart, hoping for a deeper understanding. Two other women play significant roles

Louise Erdrich’s Four Souls (2004) 2018-01-17T11:50:08+00:00

In the Wake: Books which Suit RIP X

2015-09-18T12:44:13+00:00

In the past, I've made large stacks of creepy reading with the RIP challenges in mind, but I  have a habit of stacking up many lovely possibilities but then choosing different books altogether later on. Perhaps this is partly because books can surprise you and take you in unexpected directions.

In the Wake: Books which Suit RIP X 2015-09-18T12:44:13+00:00

Sarah Hall’s The Wolf Border (2015)

2015-07-03T09:27:42+00:00

It's an old term, 'wolf border', from the Finnish language: susiraja. The boundary betweent the capital region and the rest of the country: everything which lies beyond the border is wilderness. HarperCollins, 2015 Certainly Rachel does have to explain a lot about her scientific work with wolves beyond the

Sarah Hall’s The Wolf Border (2015) 2015-07-03T09:27:42+00:00

Theresa Kishkan’s Mnemonic: A Book of Trees (2011)

2017-07-20T17:40:35+00:00

Like Sharon Butala in Perfection of the Morning (1994) and Candace Savage in The Geography of Blood (2012), Theresa Kishkan explores the relationship between landscape and memory. Goose Lane Editions, 2011 The essays in Mnemonic are titled in two ways, first with the Latin name for a tree

Theresa Kishkan’s Mnemonic: A Book of Trees (2011) 2017-07-20T17:40:35+00:00