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Sleeping Beauties, by Stephen King and Owen King

Reviewed by Melanie and Gerry Cutting If Stephen King is the “king” of horror fiction, Gerry Cutting is the king of the Stephen King novel, having read nearly all of them. He kindly agreed to speak with me about his … Continue reading

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The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan

For fans of contemporary Irish writers— and I know there are many of you out there— here is an author to put on your bookshelves beside Colm Toibin, Sebastian Barry, Anne Enright, J.M. Synge and Neil Jordan, to name but … Continue reading

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Gruffalo, Gruffalo Children, and Highway Rats, Oh My!!!

From The Record, December 1st, 2017 –Shanna Bernier This week’s column doesn’t deep-dive into any particular parenting issues or explore a particular theme. I simply felt inspired to write a review/recommendation for two books by the same talented and creative … Continue reading

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Oblivion—Dark, Dark, Dark Oblivion

From The Record, November 24th, 2017 –Stephen Sheeran Ever one to challenge the staid notion of a “good read” I offer today a perusal of Sergei Lebedev’s Oblivion. Originally published in Russian, the novel has recently been translated (2016) by … Continue reading

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Memories Are Made of This, by Ann Mitchell

From The Record, November 17th, 2017 –Melanie Cutting Back in the winter of 2016, Jan Draper, Kyl Chhatwal and I led a series of “writing workshops” as part of the Our Stories project funded through the federal government’s Canada 150 … Continue reading

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Are You Afraid of the Dark?

From The Record, November 10th, 2017 –Shanna Bernier I recall being afraid of the dark as a small child. I had a night-light, which essentially solved the problem. I was a nervous kid, so there was always something freaking me … Continue reading

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Introducing Ove the Grouch!

From The Record, November 3rd 2017 –Vincent Cuddihy It seems I have graduated from reviewing books that I have received as gifts to reviewing books that my wife has been given. The same friend who introduced us to Max Tudor … Continue reading

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