Globe and Mail Top Book | Awards | LibraryThingIt was a pleasure to encounter renowned SF and fantasy writer Ursula K. The Penguin Book of the Undead edited by Scott Bruce probes the ancient roots of fantasy with pre-Christian and medieval tales of the walking, talking, burning, and life-sucking undead, and how to thwart them. Part eulogy, part howl, part vaudeville turn: wonderful! The Manitou of the forest embody themselves in crow, owl, mouse, spider, snow goose, beaver and rabbit, and, finally, lynx, watching Chanie as his energy dies away. This is a visceral account of what it feels like to be lost in the boreal forest. This is an accomplished writer who will go far. More than any other year , I turned to books in to help me understand and cope with its many harrowing moments, from the ongoing wars in Syria and Yemen, to the Pulse gay nightclub massacre in Florida, to the American re embrace of fascism.
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If you have been here before you are probably used to reading news and articles about my book, A Good Death, a social history of the right to die movement in Canada and around the world. We begin aging at conception, perhaps sooner, and most of us want to extend that process through long, healthy and productive lives. How do we do that? What do we mean by old in an era when three score years and ten has lost its resonance as longevity soars and centenarians are the fastest growing demographic in Canada? My confidence took as much of a hit as my body, so I resolved I was done with falling. After celebrating a significant birthday this year, I wrote about the future of aging for The Walrus magazine. On a trip to the Galapagos, I confronted ageism as I communed with giant tortoises.
Globe Books Editor Mark Medley and his reviewers reveal their favourite reads of the year. Whether finding the best in fiction, keeping it real with non-fiction or.
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Ottawa Writers Festival click here for details. Calgary Canadiana Showcase and Whistler festival events. It will undo you. Quill and Quire Starred Review for Bina. But they all reveal a deep interest in the human body, its functions and limitations.