Quarterly Stories: Winter 2019

2020-03-11T13:47:16-05:00

Borra, Gallant, Gospodinov, Rogers and Tomine Short Stories in October, November and December Whether in a dedicated collection or a magazine, these stories capture a variety of reading moods. This quarter, I returned to a favourite writer and also explored four new-to-me story writers. (I've read

Quarterly Stories: Winter 20192020-03-11T13:47:16-05:00

Autumn 2018: In My Reading Log

2018-10-17T12:30:01-05:00

These are some summer reads which left an impression; now my stack and library card are humming and wriggling, with all the CanLit prizelist reading – including my new Shadow Jury reading responsibilities towards the 2018 Giller Prize – but these books insist on a sliver of the spotlight.

Autumn 2018: In My Reading Log2018-10-17T12:30:01-05:00

Quarterly Stories: Summer 2018

2018-07-10T17:50:21-05:00

Danticat, Farnsworth, Gallant, Hunter, Li and Quade Short Stories in April, May and June Whether in a dedicated collection or a magazine, these stories capture a variety of reading moods. This quarter, I returned to three familiar writers and also explored three new-to-me story writers. Just

Quarterly Stories: Summer 20182018-07-10T17:50:21-05:00

Louise Erdrich’s The Bingo Palace (1994)

2018-06-12T18:04:44-05:00

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)2018-06-12T18:04:44-05:00

On Michael Helm’s After James (and other puzzling novels)

2017-02-01T12:54:29-05:00

"Perhaps the most brave and honest review of After James should restrict itself to two words: Read it." Could be that Angie Abdou got it right, when she reviewed Michael Helm's After James and concluded with this. McClelland & Stewart, 2016 But she did a fine job of

On Michael Helm’s After James (and other puzzling novels)2017-02-01T12:54:29-05:00
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