Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018

2018-08-01T13:53:16-05:00

"The AWW challenge was set up to help overcome gender bias in the reviewing of books by Australian women. The challenge encourages avid readers and book bloggers, male and female, living in or outside Australia, to read and review books by Australian women throughout the year. You don’t have

Australian Women Writers Challenge 20182018-08-01T13:53:16-05:00

In the Black: In Business, In Life

2017-10-12T18:31:05-05:00

Canada specializes in a kind of "underhanded racism", which is "as Canadian as maple syrup". This is displayed in B. Denham Jolly's memoir, alongside the story of his life, from early days in Jamaica to his seventieth decade. Life in Jamaica was racialized, too, but more openly and, for

In the Black: In Business, In Life2017-10-12T18:31:05-05:00

Marina Endicott’s Close to Hugh (2015)

2017-07-24T14:49:21-05:00

Like Anne Tyler, the only plot that Marina Endicott has is the passage of time. The events in her novels are ordinary happenings, but there is a delicious sense of unspooling when one falls into one of her narratives. Doubleday Canada, 2015 Close to Hugh is structured over a week's time and

Marina Endicott’s Close to Hugh (2015)2017-07-24T14:49:21-05:00

Sarah Hall’s The Wolf Border (2015)

2015-07-03T09:27:42-05:00

It's an old term, 'wolf border', from the Finnish language: susiraja. The boundary betweent the capital region and the rest of the country: everything which lies beyond the border is wilderness. HarperCollins, 2015 Certainly Rachel does have to explain a lot about her scientific work with wolves beyond the

Sarah Hall’s The Wolf Border (2015)2015-07-03T09:27:42-05:00

“The Bear Came Over the Mountain” Alice Munro

2015-02-23T10:24:21-05:00

A good ways into the story, readers meet this proclamation: "You never quite knew how such things would turn out. You almost knew, but you could never be sure." It is perhaps as true about "The Bear Came Over the Mountain" as it is about Grant's predictions about his relationships

“The Bear Came Over the Mountain” Alice Munro2015-02-23T10:24:21-05:00
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