Linked Story Collections: Paul Carlucci and Martine Desjardins

The High-Rise in Fort Fierce by Paul Carlucci (Goose Lane Editions) I feel like I read this book ages ago now - I better hurry up and write about it before I forget why I loved it so much. Obvious reasons: The High-Rise in Fort Fierce is made up of interconnecting stories about residents of … Continue reading Linked Story Collections: Paul Carlucci and Martine Desjardins

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Giller Shortlist: Minds of Winter by Ed O’Loughlin

The title for Minds of Winter comes from The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens, which I thought was fitting. Most of the characters in this book are drawn to the polar regions of the world. No sooner have they gotten back from an expedition and they're off again, despite the very real dangers. Many press … Continue reading Giller Shortlist: Minds of Winter by Ed O’Loughlin

Lines of Flight: An Atomic Memoir by Julie Salverson

I went into this book knowing that I would find it interesting, but did not expect to love it as much as I did. Salverson has taken the topic of the 'atomic highway' and used it to write an intimate and moving memoir about guilt and innocence, trauma and recovery. Julie Salverson has an interesting … Continue reading Lines of Flight: An Atomic Memoir by Julie Salverson