Canada, Between the Pages


One of the issues considered in today's show is: how important is a strong sense of place and time for a book to engage a reader with a story. It *is* important, isn't it. So important that, just with reading that sentence, at least one book, more likely several, came

Canada, Between the Pages2014-03-09T12:39:41-05:00

A seriously satisfying novel


Ann-Marie MacDonald's Fall on Your Knees (1996) Image links to Canada Reads 2010   This is a re-read for me, and the last of the books I've been reading and re-reading with 2010's Canada Reads in mind. I heard a few people commenting on how hard (even how

A seriously satisfying novel2014-03-09T17:49:51-05:00

Wanted: One Brownstone


Paule Marshall's Brown Girl Brownstones  VMC No. 87 (1959) Without knowing anything of it, I chose Paule Marshall's novel Brown Girl, Brownstones to read with Black History Month in mind (along with Hannah Crafts' The Bondwoman's Narrative and Zora Neale Hurston's Jonah's Gourd Vine). It was kind of a random

Wanted: One Brownstone2014-07-11T16:43:19-05:00
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