John Irving

John Irving in Ottawa

Yesterday, John Irving was in the city for the Ottawa International Writers Festival‘s last event of the season. It didn’t start on a good note though: when I arrived, I was told that the author[…]

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Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

It is  the end of summer 1876, and San Francisco has been struck by a heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Jenny Bonnet, a frog-hunting woman dressed in men’s clothes, is riding her bicycle when she[…]

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