Quarterly Stories: Autumn 2019


Kaplan, McKay, Puntí, Rosenfarb and Shapton Short Stories in July, August, and September Whether in a dedicated collection or a magazine, these stories capture a variety of reading moods. This quarter, I returned to two favourite writers and also explored three new-to-me story writers.

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‘Tis the Season…for Mosquitoes


So, it's past the middle of November, so I'm surprised to find myself surrounded by so many mosquitoes. First in the fifth volume of Laura Ingalls Wilder's series, On the Shores of Silver Lake. Living so close to the land, the other residents are regularly brushing elbows (and paws and wings

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The intersection between pictures and stories


From my discovery of Neil Bantock's Griffin and Sabine books, I have sought out books that play with form. (Even earlier, I fell hard for Anastasia Krupnik's To-Do lists which appeared as handwritten notes on lined paper in Lois Lowry's books.) Recently, Kim Belair's and Ariadne MacGillivray's Pure Steele (2013) struck

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June 2015, In My Stacks


My progress through Gabrielle Roy's works has been slow but steady, and this month I requested one of the children's books, which I held out for myself as a reward for finishing six of her novels. My treat was to be Cliptail, but the only copy available in the public

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Molly Peacock’s Alphabetique (2014)


Molly Peacock's Paradise, Piece by Piece (1998) reconstructs the poet's life using fragments of memory and experience, in orderly lines of text. The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life's Work at 72 (2010) is a biography, sumptuously illustrated. Both books consider women's work and creativity (among other things). McClelland

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