With Dancing in the Dark, the fourth volume of his intimate epic novel-as-memoir, the Norwegian literary superstar shifts his attention and narrows his focus to a single year in his life.
Before television comedians took over the job of ridiculing the political machinations of America’s rich, that role belonged to Gore Vidal.
Spinster By Kate Bolick. Crown, 297 pp, hardcover
Erik Larson covers the infamous disaster with a narrative that thrums with excitement.
Ann Packer returns to a theme that appears to hold an enduring fascination for her: the tension between a woman’s drive for personal fulfillment and her obligation to care for others.
It is the late 1970s. The Clash is coming to town. Everyone is spitting on one another.
For some of us, it is a time of heightened social awareness. Among the creative class in Canada, social issues are influencing projects.
Divorce memoirs are a tricky proposition.
It’s likely trite to say, but unavoidable: Neil Gaiman is probably the closest the writing world gets to a rock star.
How much do we really know about the sea that laps at our very own shores, providing a scenic and generally tranquil backdrop to Vancouver’s busy streets?