Non-Fiction November 2018: Week Three (Haida Mythtellers)


Non-Fiction November is hosted this year by Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness), Julie (JulzReads), Sarah (Sarah’s Book Shelves), Katie (Doing Dewey) and Rennie (What’s Nonfiction). It's a month-long celebration of everything nonfiction with a different prompt and a different host each week. Week 3 is hosted by Julie @ JulzReads: Be The Expert/Ask the

Non-Fiction November 2018: Week Three (Haida Mythtellers)2018-11-19T18:37:07-05:00

Adding to My Indigenous Reading List


When I was musing on the possibilities for a reading list of indigenous authors, almost all of my favourites were fiction (just one memoir and some poetry snuck in). It just happened! But halfway through the reading year, I read the Summary Report of the Truth and Reconcilation Committee with my reading for

Adding to My Indigenous Reading List2019-05-11T19:48:49-05:00

Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s The Spawning Grounds (2016)


The Boston Globe called her fiction "Pacific Northwest Gothic" and her latest novel, The Spawning Grounds, fits that description well. She made a splash on Canadian readers' stacks since The Cure for Death by Lightning was shortlisted for the Giller Prize (A Recipe for Bees was also nominated for the Giller,

Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s The Spawning Grounds (2016)2017-07-20T17:57:31-05:00

The Inseparables, Tobacco Wars, I’m Still Here


Having stories narrated by - or assembled via - a number of voices is a popular way of  world-building. Each of the following books plays with this technique, allowing different perspectives to combine and create a more credible space for readers to inhabit. Just as in Meg Wolitzer's The Position, the matriarch

The Inseparables, Tobacco Wars, I’m Still Here2017-07-24T14:21:27-05:00

July 2016, In My Bookbag


In which I discuss some of the skinny volumes, which have nestled into my bookbag. (Meanwhile longer works, like Timothy Findley's The Piano Man's Daughter and Greg Iles' Natchez Burning, were left at home.) Stephen Thomas' The Jokes is not funny-haha, but funny-hmmm. It's not meant to be funny-haha either, although many

July 2016, In My Bookbag2020-10-20T09:47:53-05:00
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