Monthly Archives: July 2019

Rules for Visiting. Jessica Francis Kane.

Kane, Jessica Francis. Rules for Visiting. Penguin New York 2019. F;7/19. An excerpt of this nice novel appeared in Granta, who have published other of Kane’s work. This is a memoir-style story about a woman preoccupied with and employed at … Continue reading

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All Things Consoled. Elizabeth Hay.

Hay, Elizabeth. All Things Consoled. McClelland Stewart, Toronto. 2018. Memoir;6/19. I liked Hay’s Late Nights on Air, although I haven’t reviewed it. It had true Canadian down-home style like Annie Proulx’s, Sinclair Lewis’s, and of course Alice Munro’s. I have … Continue reading

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French Exit. Patrick DeWitt.

DeWitt, Patrick. French Exit. Anansi, Toronto. 2018. F;6/19. I liked DeWitt’s Sisters Brothers¬†. Here he takes a different clear-cut genre (Comedy of Manners as opposed to Classic Western) and (calling it a Tragedy of Manners) combines clever old-fashioned high-class dialogue … Continue reading

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