Michelle Good’s Five Little Indians (2020)

2020-10-23T16:41:02-05:00

From the opening lines of Five Little Indians, debut author Michelle Good prepares readers. There are snares and ghosts, silvery and summery glimmers, and there is also warmth. (There’s also the requisite discussion of semantics—‘Indian’ or ‘Aboriginal’—reminding readers that nomenclature and self-identification is not a matter of consensus in

Michelle Good’s Five Little Indians (2020)2020-10-23T16:41:02-05:00

Tanya Tagaq’s Split Tooth (2018)

2019-10-22T12:24:10-05:00

In Short presents a 300-word and spoiler-free summary, intended to have a broad appeal; In Detail focuses on one aspect of the book which I found remarkable, which might interest those who have already read the book or those with an interest in the mechanics of writing; In Other

Tanya Tagaq’s Split Tooth (2018)2019-10-22T12:24:10-05:00

Lee Maracle’s Conversations with Canadians (2017)

2018-09-17T18:56:43-05:00

It’s such a perfect way to begin the book, inviting readers to imagine sitting at a kitchen table with Sto:lo author, Lee Maracle. And because it is inspired by the recurring conversations which she has had, over the years, with Canadians, this motif is not only welcoming but also

Lee Maracle’s Conversations with Canadians (2017)2018-09-17T18:56:43-05:00

Life Stories: Facts, Fictions and Facty-Fictions

2018-06-21T08:10:25-05:00

This bundle of books, with the Canadian Reading Challenge in mind (this, the eleventh year, hosted by The Indextrious Reader, with sign-ups for the twelfth year now posted), was particularly delectable. I love the idea of telling the story of a life in a way that feels true, whether

Life Stories: Facts, Fictions and Facty-Fictions2018-06-21T08:10:25-05:00

What about The Right to Be Cold?

2017-10-03T12:47:27-05:00

Sheila Watt-Cloutier's story of protecting her Inuit culture is fraught and complicated. Many times, I had to set it aside, the core of my being all-a-shudder. In the past, this setting-aside was longer lasting. This is a book I have had trouble leaving between the covers. Ultimately, I read

What about The Right to Be Cold?2017-10-03T12:47:27-05:00
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