Winter 2017, In My Bookbag


My reading year began with Marina Endicott's New Year's Eve (2011), written with literacy front-of-mind; its vocabulary, structure and tone are meant to ease the passage for readers with varying degrees of ease reading in English. It begins simply: "The snow started before we left home." Despite its brevity ,

Winter 2017, In My Bookbag2018-01-17T15:36:01-05:00

“Child’s Play” Alice Munro


On the list of 10 Perfect Alice Munro sentences, recently selected by CBC, this is the first: "Every year, when you’re a child, you become a different person." It begs the question, "When does one stop becoming somebody new every year?" Perhaps after an event like the incident described in this

“Child’s Play” Alice Munro2021-01-05T14:18:10-05:00

Quarterly Stories: Summer 2014


Coming Home: Stories from the Northwest Territories (Enfield & Wizenty, 2012) In the foreword, Richard Van Camp writes that this collection is a "testament to the beauty of the land, the communities and the people who choose to live here" and he welcomes readers to the works. The same words might

Quarterly Stories: Summer 20142014-07-18T08:58:06-05:00
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