In Other Reading

2018-12-03T17:18:46-05:00

Much of September and October were occupied by reading books which appeared on prizelists and a few which I thought might appear there. Most of these I’ve already discussed (a quick way to locate them is through my Autumn 2018 Prizelists and Events page, which collects the relevant posts

In Other Reading2018-12-03T17:18:46-05:00

Quarterly Stories: Autumn 2016

2016-11-07T11:59:15-05:00

Only ten this year, so far. Without my Alice Munro project to steer me, I am not reading as many short story collections now. Over the summer, I read Cherie Dimaline's A Gentle Habit (2015) as part of All Lit Up's summer bookclub. Dimaline is a member of the Georgian

Quarterly Stories: Autumn 20162016-11-07T11:59:15-05:00

K.D. Miller’s All Saints (2014)

2015-02-16T21:28:42-05:00

My grandmother attended All Saints Church. Although I was not a devout child, I have many happy memories surrounding that small brick building: bazaars and bake sales, pancake suppers and holiday lunches. Biblioasis, 2014 None of my happy memories reside in the pews or at the altar, however; they are

K.D. Miller’s All Saints (2014)2015-02-16T21:28:42-05:00

Miriam Toews’ All My Puny Sorrows (2014)

2014-10-07T15:10:00-05:00

Excerpt from Reading Journal: Knopf Canada, 2014 Last night I finished reading All My Puny Sorrows, and when I woke up this morning, I was weeping. This doesn’t reveal how the book ended, because I read more than half of it last night, half-skimming the first half that

Miriam Toews’ All My Puny Sorrows (2014)2014-10-07T15:10:00-05:00

Steven Galloway’s The Confabulist (2014)

2014-10-07T13:46:53-05:00

It doesn’t get much more obvious than stacking these truths on the book jacket: there it is. Knopf Canada, 2014 The Confabulist Steven Galloway For even though the noun more commonly associated with ‘confabulate’ is ‘confabulation’, what is most important here is not the story itself but the

Steven Galloway’s The Confabulist (2014)2014-10-07T13:46:53-05:00
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