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Gloriously Gloomy Books for the Very Young

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Life can be operatic for the kinder-set. There is brooding and bewilderment, anxiety and injustice. Hearts are shattered on a regular basis. Is it any wonder young children cry lavishly…

Fall Events

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Aug 29-Sept 5: Melbourne Writers Festival Sept 6-11: Brisbane Writers Festival Sept 19: City of Toronto Book Club, Assembly Hall Sept 24: Word on the Street, Toronto Sept 25-26: Winnipeg…

What You’ve Been Missing

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I missed my two aunts, my grandmother, my childhood home, the rushing sound of water cascading down the brass rain chain, the floorboards in the kitchen under which my Obachan…

Pleasure

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I walked through the city. I walked past garbage bins and the bones of last year’s flowers. I courted oak trees. My ears opened, and opened again. I walked to…