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Book review: Bill Gaston’s The World may be his best yet

The World by Bill Gaston With his latest novel, The World, Bill Gaston has proved once again to be a writer with two great strengths: compassion and technical virtuosity. The World lives up to its grandiose title, even though it … Continue reading

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Plainsong: Nancy Huston’s novel reminds me how I’m connected to Canada’s pioneers

Canadian-born writer Nancy Huston has long been one of my favourite writers, and while reading Plainsong (published in 1993) I was kicking myself for not reading it sooner. The novel is filled with compelling characters and history, and written with … Continue reading

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Book review: Bill Gaston’s The Good Body

With The Good Body, his 2000 breakthrough novel, Bill Gaston proved two things: he is a writer of dazzling virtuosity, and a man with a huge heart. How else to explain the way he can get inside the minds of … Continue reading

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