From the Library: some laughs, some crime, a coma, and a narrative meditation

The first thing I have to say about these books is that each one deserves it's own post. So very good in their own unique ways. Three from Atlantic Canada, one from Quebec. Are You Kidding Me?! by Lesley Crewe, Nimbus Publishing Lesley Crewe is wildly popular here in Nova Scotia. Her books at the … Continue reading From the Library: some laughs, some crime, a coma, and a narrative meditation

“Everything written by any woman was written by all women…”: Heather O’Neill, Scaachi Koul, and Erin Wunker

Notes From A Feminist Killjoy by Erin Wunker I finished this excellent book a couple of months ago, and I still find myself looking at things differently than I did before reading it. I underlined so many parts that I'm surprised at myself for not writing about it yet. But when I saw that Notes … Continue reading “Everything written by any woman was written by all women…”: Heather O’Neill, Scaachi Koul, and Erin Wunker

Field Notes: A City Girl’s Search for Heart and Home in Rural Nova Scotia by Sara Jewell

This book was just what I needed after my string of amazing Giller reads. Engaging, but completely different. In 2006, when Sara Jewell's marriage ended, her first thought was to go to Pugwash, a small community in Cumberland County Nova Scotia where she had spent her summers as a child. She ended up staying, and … Continue reading Field Notes: A City Girl’s Search for Heart and Home in Rural Nova Scotia by Sara Jewell

boobs: Women Explore What It Means To Have Breasts, edited by Ruth Daniell

Do you or someone you know have breasts? How can you be so interested in them?... No, but seriously. They're just breasts. Every second person in the world has them... But they're odd looking. They're for milk. Your mother has them. You've seen a thousand of them. What's all the fuss about? -- Notting Hill … Continue reading boobs: Women Explore What It Means To Have Breasts, edited by Ruth Daniell

A Profession of Hope: Farming on the Edge of the Grizzly Trail by Jenna Butler

My husband and I often talk about living a simpler life; growing a lot of our own food, raising our own chickens, owning less stuff. But, like most people, we find it hard to be serious about making the switch; to give up an already established good life for one that is a big question … Continue reading A Profession of Hope: Farming on the Edge of the Grizzly Trail by Jenna Butler