Two Summer Debuts: Swimming and Malt Shops


When variations on the 30-something-°-day populate the ten-day forecast, summer reading is ON. (That’s 80s and 90s, for those of us who still get hotter in °F.) Books like Daven McQueen’s The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones and Taylor Hale’s The Summer I Drowned rise to the top of

Two Summer Debuts: Swimming and Malt Shops2020-07-21T15:44:18-05:00

Mavis Gallant’s “Ernst in Civilian Clothes”


"It is an attested fact that he was born in Mainz. Mainz is a place he passed through once, in a locked freight car when he was being transported through France with a convoy of prisoners." Willi and Ernst were prisoners of war together and in "Willi", Mavis Gallant's

Mavis Gallant’s “Ernst in Civilian Clothes”2018-05-22T10:16:57-05:00

Gerry Fostaty’s As You Were (2011)


It's the summer of 1974, twenty-five kilometres north of Quebec City, and eighteen-year-old Gerry Fostaty is on a cadet training assignment. Goose Lane Editions, 2011 A cadet training assignment on a Canadian Forces base? I know nothing of this world, beyond what I've gleaned from "Private Benjamin", "An

Gerry Fostaty’s As You Were (2011)2014-03-20T19:54:41-05:00
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