Reading City Streets

2018-10-04T13:45:42+00:00

Yes, I am that person who has a WWJJD magnet on the fridge: What Would Jane Jacobs Do? So of course, when I learned of Susan Hughes’ new illustrated children’s book about Jacobs, Walking in the City (Illus. Valérie Boivin, 2018), I sought out a copy. The bulk of

Reading City Streets 2018-10-04T13:45:42+00:00

Kerri Sakamoto’s The Floating City (2018)

2018-10-03T11:54:41+00:00

It’s fitting that a story which includes the visionary figure of Buckminster Fuller is rooted in possibility rather than history: “It is not intended to follow the precise history of what was, but rather to imagine a story that might have been.” This note precedes the novel and sets

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Carianne Leung’s That Time I Loved You (2018)

2018-09-18T13:07:48+00:00

Josie is at the heart of this collection of stories; she is the link, the thread of light through a series of dark scenes. She is our guide to the ‘burbs: “The picture perfect suburban dream with the groomed lawns, nine-to-five jobs, 2.5 children kind of places. Domino effect.

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Life Stories: Facts, Fictions and Facty-Fictions

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

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-Fictions 2018-06-21T08:10:25+00:00

Carol Shields’ The Box Garden (1977)

2018-04-18T07:56:10+00:00

Event hosted by Kaggsy's Ramblings Stuck in a Book #1977Club So much good women's fiction from 1977, from Margaret Atwood's Dancing Girls to Marilyn French's The Women's Room. But I reread Carol Shields' Unless last year and I wanted to reread another of hers. Enter, The

Carol Shields’ The Box Garden (1977) 2018-04-18T07:56:10+00:00