Culture & Conversation

anne marie macdonald & adult onset

Out of the past

The last part of a trilogy that began with the epic Fall On Your Knees, Ann-Marie Macdonald’s latest novel, Adult Onset, offers an intimate portrait of a troubled past.

Balancing Act

Balancing act

Hip yet snarkily critical of hipness, Elyse Friedman’s The Answer to Everything is a breathtaking balancing act that’s laced with humour.

stop

Knowing when to stop

For most of my life I have hated Christmas. My father was often laid off just before the holidays and there wasn’t much money for presents. It didn’t stop me from wanting things. And I always wanted things.

afghanistan

Peaceful soldier

Limbo offers an unusually frank and unromantic view of life in contemporary Italy and a new perspective of the ongoing military engagement in Afghanistan.

Montreal Street

Sleight of hand

Like the central character in these stories, Mireille Silcoff had to lie in bed with her head lower than her chest, trying to keep her brain from colliding with her skull.