Author Archives: John Sloan

About John Sloan

John Sloan is a senior academic physician in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia, and has spent most of his 40 years' practice caring for the frail elderly in Vancouver. He is the author of "A Bitter Pill: How the Medical System is Failing the Elderly", published in 2009 by Greystone Books. His innovative primary care practice for the frail elderly has been adopted by Vancouver Coastal Health and is expanding. Dr. Sloan lectures throughout North America on care of the elderly.

My Name is Lucy Barton, Elizabeth Strout.

Strout, Elizabeth. My Name is Lucy Barton. Random House, New York, 2016. F;5/17 Like Anything is Possible I have no notes and only a few highlights of this novel. But the highlights and my recollection convince me that this author … Continue reading

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Angle of Repose. Wallace Stegner.

Stegner, Wallace. Angle of Repose. Doubleday, New York, 1971. F; 8/19. This Pulitzer-winning but for me obscure novel stirs up a 19th century world under the hand of a physically disabled retired academic narrator in the late 1960s, struggling to … Continue reading

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Chapter One, Dublin.

September 2019 This place is the haute-cuisine class act in this busy intriguing little city. It’s north of the river, off Parnell Square, in the basement of a literature museum (hence the name). The food is terrific, but it’s the service that sets … Continue reading

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The Sound and the Fury. William Faulkner.

Faulkner, William. The Sound and the Fury. Cape, London, 1929. F;8/19. My favourite course as an English lit major in university was American fiction. We had a wonderful professor and read and wrote essays on many terrific novels, Melville, Hawthorne, Dreiser, … Continue reading

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St. John Restaurant, London, England.

September 2019 Reading over the history of Fergus Henderson’s famous restaurant starting in the late 1990s, noting the persisting single Michelin star, and remembering my brother’s enthusiastic endorsement of the “nose to tail” idea, we booked ourselves for lunch here … Continue reading

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les 110 de Taillevent, London, England.

  September 2019 Casting around for where to have lunch we noticed this famous Parisian name, and when we looked at the menus decided to go for it in spite of being in the new capital of European cuisine, not … Continue reading

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Red Rabbit. Stratford, Ontario.

August 2019 Distant recollection only of this quite excellent little bistro in beautiful Stratford. Knowledgeable commentators told us it had started a few years ago with good success but then doubled its prices. We found the food and service more … Continue reading

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