Why write? Why history? Perhaps it started with my being an army brat. Not a typical army brat, mind. Not like my temporarily close friends who disappeared every couple of years when their fathers were posted to who knows where.
No, my dreams of world travel were dashed when it became apparent that my father was never going to be posted anywhere but Winnipeg. But, even if I didn't get the unique perspective that comes with early travel, there was still Dieppe.Categories: Reviews, Discussions, Authors, Night Table Recommendations
focusing on Turkey. Monday January 24, 7:30 pm.
, Everyone is invited to an open discussion of Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain. Tuesday January 25, 7:00 pm.
launching Consuming Youth: Leading Teens Through Consumer Culture, Tuesday January 25, 8:00 pm.
launching Essential Tax Facts 2011, Wednesday January 26, 7:00 pm.
and launching Fairy Tale Films: Visions of Ambiguity Thursday January 27, 7:30 pm.
Dr. speaking on Not Just China The Rise of Recalls in the Age of Global Business Thursday January 27, 7:30 pm.
, in Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery. Friday, January 28, 8:00 pm.
in Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery. Saturday January 29, 8:00 pm.
presenting Master Your Life to the 10th Degree, Sunday January 30, 2:00 pm.
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The 2011 Prix Aurora Awards have opened to nominations in all categories. If you're a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, you can have a say in who will take home a Prix Aurora trophy.Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy, Horror
Middle Stories by Sheila Heti (House of Anansi)
I'm reading Sheila Heti's Middle Stories which came out in 2000. Heti writes with that Carver/Hemingway sparseness but few of the constraints of realism. Instead of pure minimalism or rich magic realism, hers is a kind of bare-bones, darkly comic, free-for-all but both full of surprises and laugh out loud funny. She is irreverent and unsentimental but smart and hip. I want to read her new novel, How Should a Person Be because how could you not want to read a book that asks that question in its title and tantalizes you with the hope that the question could be answered in some satisfying way?Categories: Reviews, Discussions, Authors, Night Table Recommendations
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