A Voice of One’s Own: Jon Chan Simpson and Marion Milner

2015-09-16T11:00:34-05:00

Jon Chan Simpson invites readers into a world of "abductions, gunshots, commando dads, street-poet moms", a world populated by gangs and kidnapping conspiracies. "‘This thing - chinksta.’ She stumbled over the word, at first but pulled herself through it. ‘You’re worried this is all you got,’ she said. 'This is

A Voice of One’s Own: Jon Chan Simpson and Marion Milner2015-09-16T11:00:34-05:00

Gilaine E. Mitchell’s The Breaking Words (2015)

2020-08-19T08:28:49-05:00

As was the case with her first novel, Gilaine Mitchell's follow-up is set in the small town of Stirling. In her debut, Film Society, a group of women meet to watch their favourite films in the red brick house at the end of Anne Street. One of the characters in Film Society,

Gilaine E. Mitchell’s The Breaking Words (2015)2020-08-19T08:28:49-05:00

TGIF: In the workplace, on the page (1 of 4)

2015-06-25T13:31:37-05:00

A new Friday fugue, running through this month, considering the ways in which our working lives appear on the pages of novels and short stories. Some of my favourite novels spend a good amount of time considering the good amount of time that we spend in our workplaces. Joshua Ferris'

TGIF: In the workplace, on the page (1 of 4)2015-06-25T13:31:37-05:00

“Queenie” Alice Munro

2015-02-23T10:23:11-05:00

Unsurprisingly, a story named for a main character is going to be preoccupied with names and identity. It's also the first thing readers observe Queenie saying to Chrissy, when she arrives in Toronto and is met at Union Station. Her husband thinks it sounds like an animal's name, so Chrissy

“Queenie” Alice Munro2015-02-23T10:23:11-05:00
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