Memory, regret, dying, avalanches: quintessential Canlit

2020-09-24T09:50:18-05:00

Dundurn, 2011 The ReLit shortlist was announced earlier this week, but I'm still reading from the longlist. Farzana Doctor's Six Metres of Pavement (Dundurn, 2011) was also nominated for the Toronto Book Award. That's fitting because the setting plays an important role in this story, but much of the drama

Memory, regret, dying, avalanches: quintessential Canlit2020-09-24T09:50:18-05:00

Orange January: The Lovely Bones (2002)

2014-03-15T18:47:50-05:00

Striking cover, no? Alice Sebold's novel was longlisted for the Orange Prize in 2003, the year that Valerie Martin's Property won the prize. A friend of mine was so excited about The Lovely Bones, that she bought it as soon as it was available in paperback, and I've

Orange January: The Lovely Bones (2002)2014-03-15T18:47:50-05:00

Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women (1868)

2014-03-14T19:55:56-05:00

Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women (1868) When I first read Little Women, it was my mother’s copy from when she was a girl. It contained both Little Women and Good Wives, though I didn't understand that until this summer. Here’s a picture of the copy I spent time with this

Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women (1868)2014-03-14T19:55:56-05:00
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