Tag archive

Newfoundland

Jack and the Magnificent Ugly Stick is an East Coast Musical Journey

in Fiction/Reviews/Young Readers Reviews by

Gorgeous illustrations and a fun story line work together to introduce young readers to a traditional Newfoundland instrument.

Keep Reading

Mister Nightingale, Returning to Newfoundland Less Impressive Than He Thought

in Fiction/Reviews by

He’s the out-of-town writer hanging around the bar at last call

Keep Reading

Author to Author: Lisa Moore Interviews Donna Morrissey

in #82 Winter 2016/Author to Author/Columns/Q&A by

Jaysus, Lisa, your questions read like poems … my who? Painter-twin?? Ahem, of course, oh yes, absolutely, William Turner! (Quickly googling here) … Ah! Yes, yes, The Painter of Light … light is everything, everywhere, even in our brightest hour we are grovelling for the light…

Keep Reading

Jack and the Green Man

in Reviews/Young Readers Reviews by

Juicy bits of Newfoundland idiom (Jack’s head is “plimmed” with love ballads, and he and the giant are “drove cracked” by the grouchy eagle) and customs (a boil-up on the beach, mummers, a card tournament) are threaded through the books.

Keep Reading

Testament to a Remarkable Final Year of Life

in Fiction/Memoir/Reviews by

An autofiction novel is part hospital chronicle, part will – imagined as a series of documents distributed to friends on USB drives after her death. Gendreau’s style is magic realism of that which is anything but magical: Dollarama, hospital corridors, bland mushed-up food.

Keep Reading

Full Speed Ahead is Full of Questions, Adventure

in Reviews/Young Readers Reviews by

It brushes over a range of serious topics, like immigration, mining history, geology and acceptance, without settling for too long on any of it — because more than anything, Lukins places her emphasis on telling an exciting tale.

Keep Reading

A Collection of Some of Newfoundland’s Best Plays

in Fiction/Reviews by

Accompanied by full production details, it both preserves the texts of ephemeral theatrical experience and provides the mechanics for re-staging them.

Keep Reading

1 2 3 4
Go to Top