Five Books Worth Leaving Behind the Sunscreen for During the Winter Break
Linda doesn't care if she has to take less sunscreen when she goes on vacation - if it means she gets to pack an extra couple of books. What five books would she recommend?:
- Timothy Taylor's Stanley Park (Vintage/Random House, 2.00)
- Rawi Hage's Stray Dogs (Knopf, 4.11)
- Neil Smith's Bang Crunch (Vintage, 7.54)
- Marilyn Dumont's A Really Good Brown Girl (Metis; Brick Books, 10.18)
- Ann-Marie MacDonald's Goodnight Desdemona (Goodmorning Juliet )(Penguin, Random House, 13)
Linda also references Mordecai Richler (at 3.43 and 13.20) and Alice Munro (4.36), the production of MacDonald's Fall on Your Knees at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and MacDonald's term as the inaugural Mordecai Richler writer in residence at Concordia University. Check out MacDonald's "Dispatches" from the latter period, which are downright funny, offering welcome critique of Richler's masculinist tendencies.
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