June 2016, In My Bookbag


In which I discuss some of the skinny volumes, which have nestled into my bookbag (while longer works, like Marge Piercy's Gone to Soldiers and Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend, were left at home. Vivek Shraya's God Loves Hair is illustrated by Juliana Neufeld, a full-page image introducing each of

June 2016, In My Bookbag2016-06-26T10:49:55-05:00

Lydia Perović’s Incidental Music (2012)


Romola sang soprano, but perhaps an opera singer's life after she has retired is, by definition, incidental music. Or, perhaps the fragments of memory that swell and break for a 70-something woman living with dementia are incidental music. Or, the lost love she half-recalls? Maybe that is incidental. Inanna

Lydia Perović’s Incidental Music (2012)2020-10-22T12:23:11-05:00

Clinging to Michael Cunningham


Michael Cunningham's A Home at the End of the World Picador (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), 1990 Michael Cunningham forced my introduction to Virginia Woolf because I desperately wanted to read The Hours and, so, Mrs. Dalloway had to come first. The Hours has been a favourite contemporary novel ever since,

Clinging to Michael Cunningham2014-03-09T17:45:29-05:00
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