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A Coincidence of Mannequins

Playing House: Two thought-provoking photo projects involving two women with similar names and two male mannequins whose names begin with "C." Weird and/or wonderful? more

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"Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call by Arthur Manuel is a helluva good read, in which smart people find ingenious ways to fight for change against a Canadian government that has been intractable, no matter which party is in power." more

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At the age of 30, Gladys Aylward, a housemaid, bought a ticket from London, England, to Yangcheng, Shanxi Province, China, in order to work as a missionary. more

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"We got into Zellers through jewellery, purses and umbrellas, stockings and underwear and into brassieres, where our momentum deserted us. Now we were both in unfamiliar territory." more

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Patty Osborne reviews Do You Think This Is Strange? by Aaron Cully Drake, a look into the mind of an autistic teenage boy. more

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Patty Osborne reviews Devil in Deerskins: My Life with Grey Owl, a memoir by Anahareo, and Kuessipan by Naomi Fontaine, two contrasting reflections on the aboriginal experience. more

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"When your narrator has Alzheimer’s Disease, neither you nor she can be sure of the facts, which is what makes this such an intriguing story." more

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"We don’t often get clear and honest reflections out of hundred-year-old men, which is why Frank White’s new book is such a great read." more

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A gaggle of kids team up with a crazy hippie named Sea Foam and an array of Angolan grandmothers in Granma Nineteen, reviewed by Patty Osborne. more

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Sex, suicide, Nelson and Cabbagetown—Patty Osborne reviews The Modern World and The Secret Life of Fission, two hard-hitting story collections. more

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Seth, Shuebrook and Guelph

Last week I tagged along with Robert Everett-Green on an outing to Guelph where he interviewed the artist known as Seth. more

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In Heaven Knows What (directed by Joshua & Benny Safdie), the characters are young street people who spend their time saying fuck, stealing, trying to score drugs or alcohol, figuring out where they're going to sleep, and engaging in melodrama. more

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Patty Osborne reviews Working with Wool, A Coast Salish Legacy and the Cowichan Sweater by Sylvia Olsen. more

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Patty Osborne reviews Razorcake and Tom Tom Magazine, two offbeat punk music publications. more

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A Coincidence of Mannequins

Playing House: Two thought-provoking photo projects involving two women with similar names and two male mannequins whose names begin with "C." Weird and/or wonderful? more

Patty Osborne's Blog

Patty Osborne reviews Air Carnation, a story by Guadalupe Muro that combines the author's personal memoirs with poetry, songwriting and fiction. more

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Patty Osborne reviews four new books from Mansfield Press. more

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Patty Osborne reviews The Perimeter Dog by Julie Vandervoort. more

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Patty Osborne reviews Journeywoman: Swinging a Hammer in a Man’s World by Kate Braid. more

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Patty Osborne reviews The Demons of Aquilonia, a novel by Lina Medaglia. more

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A review of Barnacle Love, a collection of short stories by Anthony De Sa. more

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ADVICE FOR THE LIT-LORN
WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

Does the phrase centre around, as in “the conversation centred around issues of freedom,” bug anyone but me? A centre is a fixed spot, and other stuff moves around it, right?

Lucy, Cyberspace

Read the answer from Geist Editors!

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