Shadow Giller: Joshua Whitehead’s Jonny Appleseed (2018)

2018-10-18T17:47:51+00:00

In Short presents a 300-word and spoiler-free summary, intended to have a broad appeal; In Detail focuses on one aspect of the book which I found remarkable, which might interest those who have already read the book or those with an interest in the mechanics of writing; In Other

Shadow Giller: Joshua Whitehead’s Jonny Appleseed (2018) 2018-10-18T17:47:51+00:00

Lee Maracle’s Conversations with Canadians (2017)

2018-09-17T18:56:43+00:00

It’s such a perfect way to begin the book, inviting readers to imagine sitting at a kitchen table with Sto:lo author, Lee Maracle. And because it is inspired by the recurring conversations which she has had, over the years, with Canadians, this motif is not only welcoming but also

Lee Maracle’s Conversations with Canadians (2017) 2018-09-17T18:56:43+00:00

Louise Erdrich’s Tales of Burning Love (1996; 2013)

2018-07-26T14:11:58+00:00

The tales are told by Jack Mauser’s wives. Lest you think this could make for a short read, there are five of them. Four of those times, Jack married for love. You might guess what the fifth occasion was, but I bet you wouldn’t have worked a toothache into

Louise Erdrich’s Tales of Burning Love (1996; 2013) 2018-07-26T14:11:58+00:00

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