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I’ve been keeping a reading list since the summer of 1991. Yikes! That’s more than 20 years! In 2011, I modernized and moved online with my list, reviewing each book that I read in the past year, a total of … Continue reading
The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje. McClelland & Stewart 2011. The Cat’s Table was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize this year. Ondaatje requested that the book be withdrawn from consideration for the Governor General’s Literary Award, saying: “This was … Continue reading
Alone in the Classroom by Elizabeth Hay. McClelland & Stewart 2011. Alone in the Classroom begins with a murder. It is 1937 in a small town in the Ottawa Valley. A young girl who has gone off by herself to … Continue reading