Book review

Creative writing illuminated from the other side

“Language, which is useful in the province of the intellect is a relatively clumsy vehicle in the expression of emotion and of narrative movement,” Carol Shields wrote in her work Narrative Hunger and the Possibilities of Fiction.Continue...

Book review: Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?

Anita Rau Badami’s Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? is an enlightening novel that chronicles the lives of

three strong women over the span of 50 years, linking them...Continue...

Book review: Adult Onset

What happens over the course of a week? You tidy the kitchen, play with your dog, call your mom.

But even in an uneventful week — grocery shopping, laundry, maybe lunch with a...Continue...

Review: The Book of Marvels

End of term assignments and dismal weather getting you down? Lorna Crozier’s collection of “prose meditations,” The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things , might...Continue...

Review: Rebecca Lee’s Bobcat and Other Stories

When was the last time you read a short story — not for class, but for fun?

If you can’t think of an answer, or if that answer happens to be “never”, you’re missing out on the...Continue...

Review: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window

Staying at home this Reading Week? Take an imaginary trip around the world instead.

Jonas Jonasson’s novel The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared...Continue...

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