Mavis Gallant’s “In a War”

2020-09-29T16:24:03-05:00

In a passage near the end of “Let It Pass”, Steven observes the precarious nature of memory. He openly acknowledges its fallibility: “I have probably altered my recollection of that moment, changed its shape, refined it, as I still sometimes will tinker with shreds of a dream.” So when

Mavis Gallant’s “In a War”2020-09-29T16:24:03-05:00

Here and Elsewhere: Mexico City

2020-09-29T14:01:35-05:00

So far, this has been the city which has added the most titles to my TBR and I borrowed more library books than I could read before I flipped the page to the next month. Even before my reading officially started, I was reading Eduardo Galeano’s Upside Down: A

Here and Elsewhere: Mexico City2020-09-29T14:01:35-05:00

Mavis Gallant’s “Let It Pass”

2020-09-21T11:42:06-05:00

What I know now, that I didn’t know when I started to read my final three Gallant works in Montreal Stories is that “Let It Pass”, “In a War”, and “The Concert Party” are a sequence of stories. When I had a half hour to read on a weekend

Mavis Gallant’s “Let It Pass”2020-09-21T11:42:06-05:00

Mavis Gallant’s “Scarves, Beads, Sandals”

2020-08-26T13:03:21-05:00

No need to debate the significance of the Oxford comma here—there’s no ‘and’ to stir the pot. One could easily mis-identify the story and add the conjunction. But this is not a story about a set of accessories. It is about a series of another sort. A series of

Mavis Gallant’s “Scarves, Beads, Sandals”2020-08-26T13:03:21-05:00

Storytellers: Atlantic Canada

2020-08-12T10:17:46-05:00

Another reader’s passion can be contagious. Unhook your mask and breathe in deeply. Naomi’s dedication to reading writers from Atlantic Canada ignited my curiosity. (Check out her project here, along with pages dedicated to the Halifax Explosion and regional literary awards on Consumed by Ink.) When I checked my

Storytellers: Atlantic Canada2020-08-12T10:17:46-05:00
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