Monthly Archives: September 2017

Moovin’ Blues!

From The Record, September 8th, 2017 September is upon us, a time of new beginnings, great transitions and major life changes. Many members of our community have just returned to school: the children and teens and CEGEP-goers have already been … Continue reading

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Thien is to China as Díaz is to Dominican Republic as Marquez is to Colombia as…

From The Record, September 1st, 2017               The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz… Now, I am no lackey to the pundits or critics, but those who saw fit to award … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Book Club Crasher: The Help Not Hard to Find on Brier Island

From The Record, August 25th, 2017 Your itinerant reviewer was recently (Tuesday) afforded another opportunity to sit in on a discussion with the Westport (Westport, Nova Scotia, that is!) Public Library’s reading club—The Novel Bunch. As I mentioned in a … Continue reading

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The Nature of the Beast – Louise Penny

From The Record, August 18th, 2017 I don’t usually pen mystery book reviews—I leave that privilege to my friend and colleague Vincent Cuddihy—but this week is kind of special. Knowlton’s own Louise Penny is in the news for inviting Bill … Continue reading

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Oil Wells that Don’t End Well: Killers of the Flower Moon

From The Record, August 11, 2017 One of the most memorable films of my youth was a The FBI Story starring Jimmy Stewart (1959 release). One of the first scenes showed a few (shameless cultural appropriation alert!) well-tanned actors with … Continue reading

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