Still Time for Some Great Summer Reading

Still Time for Some Great Summer Reading

The Irish short-story writer and novelist William Trevor died last November. He was 88. His readers say he is one of the best writers ever, and with titles like How We Got Drunk on Cake, how can we resist giving him a place on our reading list? I had encountered Trevor’s work before, in The New Yorker, but reading a whole book of short stories makes a big difference. You really get to see the depth of his characterizations.

Richard Wagamese: The Joyce Effect

Richard Wagamese: The Joyce Effect

Joyce influenced one of Canada’s indigenous writers of current renown. I am referring to Richard Wagamese who sadly passed away in March at the far too early age of 61. Wagamese was not exactly brought up surrounded by books and stimulating teachers of literature. In...

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