On Two Pieces by Tomson Highway

2015-10-07T14:35:03-05:00

"I've always conceived of language as music," says Tomson Highway: musician, playwright, novelist. "I play Chopin still, but in Cree," he continues. Then, more than a decade later, it is as though he continues this conversation, in A Tale of Monstrous Extravagance. This slim volume is subtitled on "Imagining Multilingualism", which

On Two Pieces by Tomson Highway2015-10-07T14:35:03-05:00

Summer Reading To-Do List for Sunny Days (1 of 4)

2017-07-24T15:25:05-05:00

Such good reading this summer, so far. In other respects, perhaps mine has not been the most productive summer. But it all depends what one puts on a to-do list, doesn't it! What if your to-do list was all about the books in your stacks? Doubleday Canada - Penguin Random

Summer Reading To-Do List for Sunny Days (1 of 4)2017-07-24T15:25:05-05:00

Three Novels that Made Me Smile

2015-07-10T13:47:26-05:00

It's not impossible to find them, but if you read a lot of literary fiction, the novels which contain humour are outnumbered. Each of these books actually addresses a serious issue (or touches upon it, for Susan Juby's novel doesn't delve very deeply): global warming and habitat erosion, family farm

Three Novels that Made Me Smile2015-07-10T13:47:26-05:00

June 2015, In My Stacks

2017-07-24T15:25:24-05:00

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

June 2015, In My Stacks2017-07-24T15:25:24-05:00

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