Monthly Archives: October 2017

Paretsky’s Warshawski—Aging Well!

From The Record, October 13, 2017     –Vincent Cuddihy Another birthday present I received this year was Fallout (2017) by Chicago-based author Sara Paretsky. This is the 18th installment in the V.I. Warshawski series, which began in 1982. While browsing my … Continue reading

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Life and Death

From The Record, October 6, 2017 –Shanna Bernier Life is filled with difficult conversations we must have with our children. With all the terrible things we hear on the news—from natural disasters to mass murders—being honest about the dark stuff … Continue reading

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Stellar Dawg in Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain

From The Record, September 29, 2017 –Melanie Cutting Over this past summer my sister came from the U.S. to the Townships for a visit. I insisted that we watch an episode of Downward Dog. This Pittsburgh-based show centres on a … Continue reading

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Dickens’ Barnaby Rudge: A Story for Our Times

From The Record, September 22, 2017 —Stephen Sheeran Jerry: Boy, he’s a real bounder, isn’t he? Elaine: Yes. He’s one of those bounders… —Seinfeld “The Soup” In that memorable episode of Seinfeld, Jerry and Elaine simultaneously discover the phenomenological essence … Continue reading

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Father Brown? Phooey! Give us Max Tudor!

From The Record, September 15, 2017 —Vincent Cuddihy On the occasion of my recent birthday [I won’t say which!], a friend from Boston gave me a book by G. M. Malliet. Malliet is a well-travelled American writer who spent several … Continue reading

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