Miscellaneous: Waves, Trees, Fires, Missing People, and Multiple Lives

I have thrown together a bunch of books I've been meaning to write about for ages but for various reasons haven't done it yet. Not, as you will see, beuse I didn't like them enough. It hurts me not to write about the books I've liked. But it's tidy-up time at our house and I've … Continue reading Miscellaneous: Waves, Trees, Fires, Missing People, and Multiple Lives

Q&A with Jeff Bursey, Author of Unidentified man at left of photo

This book is missing a few things: fully-developed characters, a narrative arc, a sense of cohesiveness. What is this book about? I don't really know. Yet I still read it. In fact, I read it with great interest, wondering what the author was going to come up with next. Writing is hard work, often unrewarding, … Continue reading Q&A with Jeff Bursey, Author of Unidentified man at left of photo

What I’ve Been Listening To: Women’s Stories, Living in the Woods, MS, Missing Youth, and a Self-Help Journey

Inspired by Eva's post, I decided to finally give audio books a try. I started with non-fiction and have continued with it since I had very bad luck with the one fiction title I tried listening to. And it's a great way to fit more nonfiction into my reading. To my great delight, I have … Continue reading What I’ve Been Listening To: Women’s Stories, Living in the Woods, MS, Missing Youth, and a Self-Help Journey

From the Library: Indigenous Youth, Race Relations, and Adoption

Trickster Drift by Eden Robinson Trickster Drift is the second in the series about a young man named Jared who is trying to get through life with a hard-core mom and a trickster for a dad. I read the first, Son of A Trickster, a couple of years ago when it was shortlisted for the … Continue reading From the Library: Indigenous Youth, Race Relations, and Adoption

Joshua Whitehead: ‘Jonny Appleseed’ and ‘Love After the End’

Jonny Appleseed and Joshua Whitehead made nadian history this year - by winning the 2021 nada Reads debates, they beme the first Indigenous and Indigiqueer book and author to win nada Reads. “This means the world to me,” Whitehead said. “I’m holding this as a legacy and a fire to keep burning for all Indigenous … Continue reading Joshua Whitehead: ‘Jonny Appleseed’ and ‘Love After the End’

Doing Time: Writing Workshops in Prison by role Glasser Langille

I decided to put a hold on this book after my interview with Chris Benjamin; Doing Time is one of the books he had recently read and recommended. (He had also spoke highly of rol Bruneau's Brighten the Corner Where You Are, and that turned out well!) I was surprised by how invested in this … Continue reading Doing Time: Writing Workshops in Prison by role Glasser Langille

Alistair MacLeod Short Story: The Golden Gift of Grey (1971)

The Golden Gift of Grey is set in the midwestern United States - a far cry from the first two stories in this volume, both about small town fishing and mining families in pe Breton. However, there are many similarities between this, The Boat, and The Vastness of the Dark, some of which are identified … Continue reading Alistair MacLeod Short Story: The Golden Gift of Grey (1971)

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The Atlantic Book Awards Festival and Gala take place from May 6th to May 13th. I tried to read as many of the books as I could before then--and I'm happy with the number I was able to read--but getting them all written about was a different matter altogether. So, here are a bunch of … Continue reading Atlantic Book Awards: Mothers and Daughters, Nuns, Opiates, Stonings, and Missing Left Arms