Steven Laffoley: irreverent histories of food and drink in Nova Scotia

Unfiltered: An Irreverent History of Beer in Nova Scotia Despite the fact that most of Laffoley's books are nonfiction, until now, I have only read his novels. (The Blue Tattoo, A Halifax Christmas Carol, and Halifax Nocturne) Because I liked them so much, I was happy to give his nonfiction a try. Beer isn't really … Continue reading Steven Laffoley: irreverent histories of food and drink in Nova Scotia

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

Two More Books About the Halifax Explosion: Tides of Honour and The Blue Tattoo

A few months ago, I read a book called Black Snow, a love story set during WWI and the Halifax Explosion. At around the same time, I heard about a new book coming out set during the same time and place, The Blue Tattoo. I even listed it in my Hopeful Reading List for 2015, … Continue reading Two More Books About the Halifax Explosion: Tides of Honour and The Blue Tattoo