Two Books that Slipped Through the Cracks: Elizabeth Hay and Ernest Buckler

The Mountain and the Valley by Ernest Buckler (1952) It's been a long time coming, but I've finally read this book. Everyone else around me has read it, being a Canadian classic set in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. The author lived in the valley himself, and so I imagine this novel is partly autobiographical, although, … Continue reading Two Books that Slipped Through the Cracks: Elizabeth Hay and Ernest Buckler

Canadian Books on the International Dublin Literary Award Longlist 2019

This year there are 12 Canadian books on the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award longlist. The ones I have read: Brother by David Chariandy - winner of the 2017 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and longlisted for the the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize (my review) Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson - shortlisted for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize … Continue reading Canadian Books on the International Dublin Literary Award Longlist 2019

#LiteraryWives: The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve

Literary Wives is an on-line book group that examines the meaning and role of wife in different books. Every other month, we post and discuss a book with this question in mind: What does this book say about wives or about the experience of being a wife? Don’t forget to check out the other members of Literary Wives … Continue reading #LiteraryWives: The Stars are Fire by Anita Shreve