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American Stories
Pierre-Yves Pépin, born in the 1930s, is a geographer and a writer by trade. In...
The Sandwoman
Ouellette-Michalska's feminism is subtle. She understands that repression imprisons men as well as women ......
Land for Fatimah
Four strong women: Anjali, an Indo-Canadian single mother who eagerly accepts an African posting with...
A Beach in Maine
In this lyrical novella, reminiscent of Marguerite Duras, Suzanne Jacob describes the poignant sojourn of...
The light of the soul: Neruda, the white raven, the black cat
Beginning with seductive thoughts from Neruda's memorias, and brooding over the legends of the Haida...
Eye
Myth, folklore, and magic permeate the stories in Marianne Micros' collection Eye. Set in ancient...
The Shining Fragments is a family saga about the Irish in Canada that explores the ramifications of abandonment, obsession, love, memory, and visionary power. Spanning the years 1882-1904, it follows Joseph Conlon from his early childhood in Ulster to his experiences of youth and adulthood as an immigrant. Left behind as a small boy on a Toronto train-station platform like so much forgotten luggage, Joseph grows up in a city bleak with bigotry. He discovers that he has artistic talent and becomes a designer of stained-glass windows. He is haunted by the spirit of his unborn sister, Annie, and the powerful and often conflicting...

"The boy waited alone on a cold bench beneath a sign's gold letters. People checked the posters nailed on wood, dragged cases across cobble, and called to one another, waving. The day went down; still the boy sat. He'd stopped speaking hours ago. The boy's trousers were damp with urine, his... "
The Shining Fragments

Robin Blackburn McBride
2018
The Shining Fragments
The Magic Dogs of San Vicente
Itzel II: A Three Knives Tale
Cardinal Divide
A Feast of Brief Hopes
Isabelle's Notebooks
Sweet Hope
These Shadows Remain: A Fable
Wordwings
Holy Fools + 2 Stories
Infertility Rites
The World at Noon
McKinley's Ghost & the Little Tin Truck