Where the Girls Went: Three Novels

2016-05-27T13:24:16-05:00

Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and, most recently, The Widow: girls make for good pageturners. But Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins and Fiona Barton are looking to tell different kinds of stories about girls. In a BookPage interview, Gillian Flynn tries to explain why Gone Girl captured "the popular

Where the Girls Went: Three Novels2016-05-27T13:24:16-05:00

April 2016, In My Reading Log (Books on writing and Jhumpa Lahiri)

2016-04-22T08:25:54-05:00

Much of my reading this year has been preoccupied with writing. I've been reading about how Laura Ingalls Wilder's notebooks and autobiographical writing worked their way into fiction for young readers (Pioneer Girl). Robin Robertson edited Mortification, in which writers discuss work-related embarrassments, often unfolding as they were travelling for readings and public

April 2016, In My Reading Log (Books on writing and Jhumpa Lahiri)2016-04-22T08:25:54-05:00

Under-represented at the table, holding their own on the page

2019-05-11T19:58:02-05:00

Neither small-scale farmers nor low-income communities have been invited to the table to make food policy on a global scale. The Stop illuminates this reality in matter-of-fact and unsentimental language, presenting facts both from a bird’s-eye-view and a grassroots perspective. Readers are acquainted with some alarming information on an international

Under-represented at the table, holding their own on the page2019-05-11T19:58:02-05:00

Miriam Toews’ All My Puny Sorrows (2014)

2014-10-07T15:10:00-05:00

Excerpt from Reading Journal: Knopf Canada, 2014 Last night I finished reading All My Puny Sorrows, and when I woke up this morning, I was weeping. This doesn’t reveal how the book ended, because I read more than half of it last night, half-skimming the first half that

Miriam Toews’ All My Puny Sorrows (2014)2014-10-07T15:10:00-05:00

Page-turners: sometimes mysterious

2017-07-24T15:36:17-05:00

Nothing like a good mystery. Some serial fun, with Giles Blunt, Ian Hamilton, Louise Penny, or my most recent discovery, the Nina Borg series by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis. But one can find a good page-turner in the standalone novels on the fiction shelves too. Take Claire Cameron's freshly published The Bear, longlisted

Page-turners: sometimes mysterious2017-07-24T15:36:17-05:00
Go to Top