Monthly Archives: September 2010

Motorcycles & Sweetgrass by Drew Hayden Taylor

Taylor, Drew Hayden. Motorcycles & Sweetgrass. Toronto: Alfred A. Knoph Canada, 2010. Completed: 8 September 2010 After a review and recommendation like this, how could one not read this book. We have the trickster, Nanabush, appearing on the small reserve … Continue reading

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Anatomy for the Artist by Jessica Hiemstra-Van der Horst

Horst, Jessica Hiemstra-van der. Anatomy for the Artist. Vernon: Greenboathouse Press, 2009. Completed: 13 September 2010 One of my interests is in Letterpress books.  With the passing of Jim Rimmer* earlier this year, the Greenboathouse Press was brought to my … Continue reading

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The Curse of the Labrador Duck by Glen Chilton

Chilton, Glen. The Curse of the Labrador Duck. Toronto: HarperCollins, 2010. Completed: 6 September 2010 Humour seems to be my late summer reading. I heard about this title while trolling the Leacock medal short list for 2010. I’ve known about … Continue reading

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Rhymes of a Red Cross Man by Robert W. Service

Service, Robert W. Rhymes of a Red Cross Man. Toronto: William Briggs, 1916. Completed: 2 September 2010 It was not until I read a brief biography of Service in The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature that I understood the book’s … Continue reading

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A Scar is Born by Eric Nicol

Nicol, Eric. A Scar is Born. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1968. Completed: 2 September 2010 This is one of four Nicol books I picked up on a recent trip to Toronto.  The book details Nicol’s misadventures when his successful Canadian play … Continue reading

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Shall We Join the Ladies? by Eric Nicol

Nicol, Eric. Shall We Join the Ladies? Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1955. Completed: 31 August 2010 Another winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour (1956).  Nicol has won 3 Leacock Medals.  No one has won more (although four other authors have … Continue reading

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The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick by Morley Torgov

Torgov, Morley. The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick. Toronto: Lester & Orphen Dennys Ltd. 1982. Completed: 28 August 2010 One Leacock leads to another.  In this case a winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour in 1983.  One of my … Continue reading

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