A classic. It's a story about a seagull, but Jonathan Livingston Seagull is no ordinary seagull.
'For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight.'
'A traveler to North Africa is shocked to discover that the mysterious marks on her hand have developed into a detailed and macabre map spreading across her skin. In The Tattooed Map, we follow Lydia's journal entries as she becomes increasingly drawn into the mystery of the map traced over her body. When Lydia disappears and her traveling partner, Christopher, takes up her journal, the situation becomes even more puzzling--until the book's bizarre resolution.'
'Nine-year-old Oskar Schell has embarked on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York. His goal is to find the lock that matches a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11. This seemingly impossible task will bring Oskar into contact with survivors of all sorts on an exhiliarating, affecting, often hilarious, and ultimately healing journey.'My review
And newly released by Penguin Random House
Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini
'An illustrated book on the refugee crisis.'
'Dementia-friendly' picture books
A Brief History of Book Illustration
Why I Write Graphic Nonfiction by Jonathan Hennessey
Sunday, October 7
A Writer's Journey (short story)
This blog wouldn't exist without your support, dear reader. So it's appropriate that the blog anniversary is so close to Thanksgiving. I wrote this short story to celebrate our 8th year anniversary. I hope you enjoy it.
The Man Booker, G.G., Rogers trust, the Giller... It's award season. One of the most exciting times of the year to be a reader of books by Canadian authors. So what are the best books in Canada?
Art Class (short story)
Sunday, October 28
Book review: Super! by Jennifer Chen (middle-grade novel)
This summer I took a break from submitting manuscripts, but now
it's fall. And so have I sent any manuscripts lately?
Yes, this September I sent four.
A far cry from March's 20, but it does feel good to be back on that horse.