Thomas King’s Dreadfulwater Mysteries (Books 1 – 3)

2018-07-23T18:33:56+00:00

Thumps Dreadfulwater. That’s his Indian name. No, wait, that’s his actual name. Which is when you know that you are not, actually, in Chinook, where Thumps Dreadfulwater solves cases. You are in Thomas King country. Readers of King’s An Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North

Thomas King’s Dreadfulwater Mysteries (Books 1 – 3) 2018-07-23T18:33:56+00:00

Thomas King’s Coyote Stories

2018-07-23T18:33:23+00:00

I was just mentioning Coyote stories a couple of months ago, in my Spring Quarterly round-up of short fiction. But these illustrated coyote stories are inviting for both younger and older readers. Two of the tales are illustrated by Johnny Wales, full-sized and full-colour (and mostly double-spread) illustrations,

Thomas King’s Coyote Stories 2018-07-23T18:33:23+00:00

Louise Erdrich’s The Last Report on the Miracles of Little No Horse (2001)

2018-06-12T18:20:12+00:00

It was displayed on the wooden bookcase in the entrance way of the city library which was reserved for new books. The display was unmarked, near where the building’s security guard sat next to the front doors, no label and no sign, but the only thing to look at

Louise Erdrich’s The Last Report on the Miracles of Little No Horse (2001) 2018-06-12T18:20:12+00:00

Life Stories: Facts, Fictions and Facty-Fictions

2018-06-21T08:10:25+00:00

This bundle of books, with the Canadian Reading Challenge in mind (this, the eleventh year, hosted by The Indextrious Reader, with sign-ups for the twelfth year now posted), was particularly delectable. I love the idea of telling the story of a life in a way that feels true, whether

Life Stories: Facts, Fictions and Facty-Fictions 2018-06-21T08:10:25+00:00

Louise Erdrich’s The Bingo Palace (1994)

2018-06-12T18:04:44+00:00

Although it played a vital role in establishing the author’s reputation for story-crafting, The Bingo Palace feels like a single dish, served without accompaniments, on what has become, in the years since, a rich and varied menu. The emphasis on story-telling was there in the beginning, however, in a

Louise Erdrich’s The Bingo Palace (1994) 2018-06-12T18:04:44+00:00