This weekend, Samson will be putting his money where his mouth is by showing up at the hall in Toronto to make his case in person.
Listen to the song below.
This is a list of our top 10 selling Manitoba CDs in 2012. From choral to jazz and folk, the variety and talent from Manitoba is as strong as ever.
: Keening For Dawn
: Stille Nacht
: Courage My Love
I have a confession. I read children's books and I am long past adolescence. I read a wide variety of age ranges in children's literature; early readers, middle grade, and young adult books - both fiction and non-fiction. Why? Because some of the best storytelling can be found on those pages, I am a children's book writer, and it's good research on market trends.
I've always been drawn to children's literature and have great respect for those authors who write it well; Judy Blume, Margaret Buffie, Jane Yolen, and Anita Daher to name a few from a very long list. These authors stand out because of the great care they take with their audience. Not only do they write strong compelling characters and stories, they write knowing that their words will be read by the youngest and most impressionable members of our society - our children.
These writers understand that through the worlds they create, kids can learn compassion and empathy for others and discover they are not alone. Through a good book children and young adults may glean understanding that others, just like themselves are going through the same or similar struggles; parents divorcing, bullying, learning difficulties, dating, and even to the extremes of child abuse and addictions.
These talented authors also realize that their writing must be so exciting and intriguing that their audience will not turn to easier forms of entertainment. Television, iPads, iPods, and the internet are all vying for our children's attention and kids of all ages can easily be drawn away from reading - especially if reading is a challenge for them.
Ben the Inventor is a humorous chapter book for readers aged 7-9 and is a good fit for children, struggling to read.
Click 'More...' to read on.Categories: Reviews, Winnipeg, Night Table Recommendations
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I've always got time for a new John Banville novel. He's one of the great stylists writing today and, while there isn't always a lot going on plot-wise, his language and ideas are in a constant dance. Reading the opening of The Sea, his Booker Award-winning novel from 2005, is like getting a wonderous course in how to write literature well. And if you don't feel like a reading a book without a lot of plot then The Untouchable is a great spy novel packed with the same great writing.
Now I'm pleased to be able to welcome Banville's new novel, Ancient Light, about an actor in the twilight of his life and his career: a meditation on love and loss, and on the inscrutable immediacy of the past in our present lives.
Is there any difference between memory and invention? That is the question that fuels this novel, written with the depth of character, the clarifying lyricism and the sly humour that have marked all of John Banville's extraordinary works. And it is the question that haunts Alexander Cleave, an actor in the twilight of his career and of his life, as he plumbs the memories of his first--and perhaps only--love (he, fifteen years old, the woman more than twice his age, the mother of his best friend; the situation impossible, thrilling, devouring and finally devastating) . . . and of his daughter, lost to a kind of madness of mind and heart that Cleave can only fail to understand. When his dormant acting career is suddenly, inexplicably revived with a movie role portraying a man who may not be who he says he is, his young leading lady--famous and fragile--unwittingly gives him the opportunity to see with aching clarity the "chasm that yawns between the doing of a thing and the recollection of what was done."
It sounds like a return to the themes of Eclipse, an earlier novel which also involved an aging actor named Alexander Cleave. Hmm, I'll have to read the new book to find out if these Cleave fellows are one man or two.Categories: Reviews, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Book of the Day
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