Stony River, by Tricia Dower, Penguin
Often portrayed as the era of innocence, the 1950s brought North Americans post-war prosperity, suburban life and the nuclear family, with its clearly defined gender roles. The medium of the day—television—served up squeaky clean characters like June Cleaver, the mother and wife on television’s Leave It To Beaver, a role model to legions of housewives. But as most viewers were aware, made-for-television families had little in common with those living in small towns like Stony River, the setting and title of Tricia Dower’s novel.
Montreal moves to the rhythms of the world at the Festival International des Nuits d'Afrique July 9-21
With just 24 hours of recovery time from that other festival, the 27th edition of Montreal’s vibrant Festival International Nuits d’Afrique is upon us, and you have until July 21st to catch some of the living legends and emerging talents on the world music stage.