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.

The Overstory. Richard Powers, .

Powers, Richard. The Overstory. Norton & Co, New York, 2018. F;12/18. I fell into this long novel trolling through current (2018) prize-winners, and it passed the Kindle free-sample test, holding my interest past the teaser they offer. The cover did say … Continue reading

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Less. Andrew Sean Greer.

Greer, Andrew Sean. Less. Little, Brown, New York, 2017. F;11/18. Here we have the 2018 Pulitzer fiction winner, and I think it’s very good. The character is really likable, and we understand that Greer changed the tone of the story … Continue reading

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City of Bohane. Kevin Barry.

Barry, Kevin. City of Bohane. Random House, London, 2011. F;11/18. I was surprised by the straightforward conclusion of Barry’s story The Coast of Leitrim in an October 2018 New Yorker. Could authors be beginning to turn away from slices of … Continue reading

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Azafran, Mendoza, Argentina.

October 2018 This small bistro is just a drop-dead classic Argentine delight. It was highly recommended online and that was fully justified. It’s located in the south Godoy Cruz residential neighbourhood of this sensuous city. The storefront is unassuming and when … Continue reading

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1884 Francis Mallmann, Mendoza, Argentina.

October 2018 Absolutely stunning high class Argentine restaurant. We needed help getting a reservation and were only able to make it for 10 PM which is well past our bedtime. Standing around in late-the evening Mendoza traffic trying to flag … Continue reading

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Maria Anoineta, Mendoza, Argentina.

October 2018. Recommended by our winery guide, this lovely little place unassumingly presents a perfect light lunch in the downtown Mendoza barrio of Santa Maria. It’s outdoor scene is set on a wide sidewalk under South American springtime oak-like trees … Continue reading

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The Patriots. Sana Krasikov.

Krasikov, Sana. The Patriots. Penguin Random House, New York, 2017. F;10/18. I’ve recently run into a couple of novels where someone (usually like the author) leaves Russia for the United States. Here the opposite happens with huge consequences. Krasikov’s knowing … Continue reading

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