Wendy McGrath’s Trilogy and Poetry

2020-11-19T15:05:04-05:00

Spoiler: I absolutely loved Wendy McGrath’s trilogy and it’s one of my 2020 standout reading experiences. In the upcoming Winter issue of Herizons, you can read my review of Wendy McGrath’s final novel in her Edmonton trilogy, Broke City (2019). (Herizons is a Canadian feminist magazine, which I

Wendy McGrath’s Trilogy and Poetry2020-11-19T15:05:04-05:00

Page-turners and other gripping reads

2020-10-01T12:57:47-05:00

What's interesting about each of these novels is that none fits a traditional model in the suspense genre. Shari Lapena's The Couple Next Door is the closest to a conventional thriller. But even her novel spends more time on characterization and atmosphere than many loyal genre readers would tolerate. Nonetheless, she

Page-turners and other gripping reads2020-10-01T12:57:47-05:00

The Fold’s 2016 Reading List (Part Two)

2016-09-12T13:54:08-05:00

The FOLD (The Festival of Literary Diversity) is an annual event, in Brampton (Ontario, Canada) dedicated to telling more stories, to having audiences connect with a wider variety of storytellers. You can check out their lineup of terrific writers and storytellers who were a part of the debut festival in May

The Fold’s 2016 Reading List (Part Two)2016-09-12T13:54:08-05:00

How Much Happiness, Really

2017-07-25T11:20:32-05:00

Is it too much? Or, just enough. What am I to make of this final story in my Alice Munro reading project. (I read her last collection, Dear Life, in 2012.) While rereading Too Much Happiness, I was constantly aware of the references to being happy, to happiness, in the

How Much Happiness, Really2017-07-25T11:20:32-05:00

“Wood” Alice Munro

2017-07-25T11:20:34-05:00

Strangely enough, although I read this story twice earlier this year as well, when I scanned the table of contents I could not place it. Planning to reread for a third time this morning, I had no idea; it wasn't until the talk of the truck and Roy's need to gather the wood

“Wood” Alice Munro2017-07-25T11:20:34-05:00
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