Marian Engel’s No Clouds of Glory #1968club

2017-10-30T08:13:14-05:00

If Marian Engel had not died mid-career, her name might have been as well known today as Margaret Atwood's today. Instead her name graces an award granted to a Canadian female writer mid-career by the Writers' Trust. A variety of forms, a strong feminist voice, challenging female characters, a fascination

Marian Engel’s No Clouds of Glory #1968club2017-10-30T08:13:14-05:00

Jane Ozkowski’s Watching Traffic (2016)

2016-07-26T10:43:19-05:00

What Jane Ozkowski captures beautifully in Watching Traffic is the very sensation embodied in the debut novel's title: Emily is overwhelmed by motion even while in a state of stillness. Groundwood Books, 2016 It's the summer after high-school gradulation, and Emily is working at a catering company, making egg-salad sandwiches and

Jane Ozkowski’s Watching Traffic (2016)2016-07-26T10:43:19-05:00

Tracy Barone’s Happy Family (2016)

2016-06-28T15:49:20-05:00

As a screenwriter and a playwright, it's not surprising that Tracy Barone's debut novel, Happy Family, reads like a series of scenes. Little, Brown and Company, 2016 The first unfolds on August 5, 1962. "The pregnant girl enters the Trenton Family Clinic, looking like she parted the Red Sea to get

Tracy Barone’s Happy Family (2016)2016-06-28T15:49:20-05:00

Karen Molson’s The Company of Crows (2016)

2017-07-20T17:43:39-05:00

It might seem to be, at first glance, a quintessential CanLit passage, a poetic description of the natural world. Linda Leith Publishing, 2016 But the opening passage of The Company of Crows reveals more about Karen Molson's debut novel, than one might think. "Thin grey lines fan out across the

Karen Molson’s The Company of Crows (2016)2017-07-20T17:43:39-05:00
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