Literature on the Black Loyalists of Nova Scotia

This spring and summer I got reading about Black Loyalists in Nova Scotia, inspired mostly by reading Lawrence Hill's Black Berry, Sweet Juice and by the subsequent discussion I had with my sister. Around the same time I also read Steal Away Home by Karolyn Smardz Frost. All of this made me want to know … Continue reading Literature on the Black Loyalists of Nova Scotia

Highlights of 2016: Part 2

In Highlights of 2016: Part 1, I focused on books form Atlantic Canada. Here I will focus on... The rest of Canada  # of Canadian books read: 69 (last year, 59) % books Canadian: 67% (last year, 65.5%) STANDOUTS: (in no particular order) Watch How We Walk by Jennifer Lovegrove - Jehovah's Witnesses, coming-of-age The Douglas Notebooks by … Continue reading Highlights of 2016: Part 2