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It’s Brash, It’s Weird, It’s Everyday Canadian: It’s Nancy Jo Cullen’s Short Story Collection Canary

Nancy Jo Cullen’s short story collection is the epitome of what I love about Canadian fiction: it’s brash, it’s ordinary, it’s clever, it’s rooted in place, it’s focused on everyday characters, it’s weird.  To top all of this off, it’s … Continue reading

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Mostly a Struggle: A Review of Marion Douglas’s Dance Hall Road

I can’t lie: reading Marion Douglas’s novel Dance Hall Road was a struggle.  I guess I might as well admit upfront that I skimmed and selectively read my way through the last hundred pages or so.  I did faithfully read … Continue reading

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“Landing, landing: an ecstatic quiver at touchdown”: A Review of Emma Donoghue’s Novel Landing

I started reading London, ON-based Irish author Emma Donoghue’s 2007 novel Landing at about eleven o’clock at night thinking I would read a chapter or two and then drop off to sleep.  At two o’clock in the morning, eyes barely … Continue reading

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