Bonnie Way

In Antarctica: An Amundsen Pilgrimage By Jay Ruzesky Nightwood Editions 239 pp, $24.95 Reviewed by Bonnie Way “A map reveals through silence and quiet white space; monsters fill the places that have never been seen. When the earth was a plate there were gorgeous waterfalls at the edges and serpents all around. In the Antarctic, […]

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The Maquinna Line: A Family Saga By Norma MacMillan Touchwood Editions 288 pp., $19.95 Reviewed by Bonnie Way One wouldn’t expect Caspar the Friendly Ghost to have anything in common with Canadian literary fiction, but he does.  Norma Macmillan is the woman who voiced Caspar and who, with her posthumously published novel The Maquinna Line: […]

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The Rude Story of English By Tom Howell Published by McClelland & Stewart 300 pages, $22.95 Reviewed by Bonnie Way English is a patchwork quilt of a language, with words borrowed from other languages and “rules” applied arbitrarily.  We probably all memorized the “I before E except after C” rule in school and have seen […]

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