Everything I knew about cities, when I was a girl, I learned from stories. One novel that stood out for me was Marilyn Sachs’ Amy Moves In, a story which has a family moving into an apartment in a city, where Amy has to start at a new school
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.
The day I consider myself too grown-up to read a children's story, is the day I stop reading. Rumer Godden's The Dolls' House (1948) Illus. Tasha Tudor (1976) I re-read this slim volume countless times when I was a girl. Not only did I have a dollhouse, but I was one of