May 2019, In My Reading Log

2019-05-11T19:04:51-05:00

A single-sitting read, a summer road-trip, and Sesame Street: good reading. Margriet De Moor’s Sleepless Night (1989; Trans. David Doherty 2019) “Sleepless night succeeded sleepless night – agonized day followed agonized day.” This, from L.M. Montgomery’s 1918 journal, came to mind when I was reading Margriet De Moor’s Sleepless Night

May 2019, In My Reading Log2019-05-11T19:04:51-05:00

Lisa Moore’s Something for Everyone (2018)

2018-10-25T18:30:24-05:00

One remarkable feature of Lisa Moore’s short story writing is her versatility. Sometimes her vocabulary is elevated (consider: koan, ferric, sculpin, recalcitrant, scabrous, and histrionic). Sometimes her subject matter is banal. With characters chewing their fish and chips on Signal Hill with their mouths full. (“Skywalk”, the final work

Lisa Moore’s Something for Everyone (2018)2018-10-25T18:30:24-05:00

Deni Ellis Béchard’s Into the Sun (2016)

2016-10-20T11:13:41-05:00

Have you ever missed your stop on public transit because of a book? House of Anansi, 2016 Into the Sun is so gripping, from the start, that I travelled four stops past my own stop, before I even realized that I had missed it. (Then, I was so surprised,

Deni Ellis Béchard’s Into the Sun (2016)2016-10-20T11:13:41-05:00

Katherena Vermette’s The Break (2016)

2019-05-11T19:57:55-05:00

"My Stella, girls get attacked everywhere." Stella's Kookom -- her grandmother -- states her truth blnntly. She has lived it, is living it, has survived it and is surviving it. Although, as Lou says: "We have all been broken in one way or another." House of Anansi, 2016 The Break is

Katherena Vermette’s The Break (2016)2019-05-11T19:57:55-05:00

Zoe Whittall’s The Best Kind of People

2017-07-24T15:22:56-05:00

It begins with something extraordinary. "Almost a decade earlier, a man with a .45-70 Marlin hunting rifle walked through the front doors of Avalon Hills prep school. He didn't know that he was about to become a living symbol of the age of white men shooting into crowds." House

Zoe Whittall’s The Best Kind of People2017-07-24T15:22:56-05:00