Book Review for "The Beginner's Goodbye" by Anne Tyler. You'd think the quiet lives that Dorothy and Aaron led would end uneventfully. Then the storm came, which caused a tree to fall through their house, killing Dorothy. After Aaron moved in with his sister, Dorothy started coming back from the dead. As she shows up … Continue reading Lessons in Grieving
First Impressions Let's face it, the moment we hear the term chick-lit our minds immediately go directly to those cheap books our mothers (or at least my mother) used to buy from the supermarket. You know the ones; they have very distinctive covers. Mostly you'll see a man's bare, upper body, rippled with muscles, Continue reading Is Chick-Lit getting a Bum Rap?
Book Review of "Ostrich" by Matt Greene. Alex is the only one in his primary school allowed to wear non-religious headgear. That's because he's been bald since he had his brain surgery. But that doesn't matter much to Alex, even though it could make him feel - as he calls it - "ostrichsized (which is … Continue reading A Life in the Day…
Book Review of "Running in the Family" by Michael Ondaatje. Michael Ondaatje, author of "The English Patient," was born in Sri Lanka (then known as Ceylon). In 1954, at the age of 11, he left for England and in 1962 he moved to Canada. Only as an adult did Ondaatje go back to visit the … Continue reading A Poetic Memoir of Ondaatje’s visits to Sri Lanka