The Fold’s 2016 Reading List (Part One)


The FOLD (The Festival of Literary Diversity) is an annual event, in Brampton (Ontario, Canada) dedicated to telling more stories, to having audiences connect with a wider variety of storytellers. You can check out their lineup of terrific writers and storytellers who were a part of the debut festival in May

The Fold’s 2016 Reading List (Part One)2020-08-19T08:24:02-05:00

Joni Murphy’s Double Teenage (2016)


Celine and Julie are negotating the borders of girlhood, wandering back and forth across dotted lines and territories both more and less available to them as the years pass. They trade L.M. Montgomery's girlhood classics for "Law and Order" and Our Bodies, Ourselves, while readers follow in their footsteps in narratives which alternately

Joni Murphy’s Double Teenage (2016)2016-06-16T19:23:24-05:00

Nadia Bozak’s Borders


Excerpt from reading journal: Nadia Bozak is the reason that I have copies of the three books in Cormac McCarthy’s Border Trilogy on my shelves. Books that I never planned to read, but I came across the idea that the works were somehow connected with her novels Orphan Love and

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Suzan Still’s Fiesta of Smoke (2013)


"Let me say, with the risk of appearing ridiculous that the true revolutionary is guided by strong feelings of love. It is impossible to think of an authentic revolutionary without this quality." Love is the primary force, not only in the events of Fiesta of Love, but in Suzan Hill's

Suzan Still’s Fiesta of Smoke (2013)2014-05-13T14:22:46-05:00

Building: Dr. Brinkley’s Tower


I first posted about Robert Hough's novel in a whirl, having read Dr. Brinkley's Tower in less than 24 hours, falling fast and fully into the story. I avoided specifics about the plot and the characters, because the wonder of this novel is rooted in the telling. House of Anansi,

Building: Dr. Brinkley’s Tower2020-08-19T08:27:35-05:00
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