R.I.P. Alice Munro (1931 – 2024)

“Compared to Anton Chekhov for her peerless short stories for which she won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013, Alice Munro (left) has died.FULL STORY

 

A woman of a certain age

May 04th, 2023

Former CBC radio producer and host, Margie Taylor has published her fourth novel, Rose Addams (NeWest $24.95) about a woman in her early sixties whose life is turning upside down. Rose’s daughter has given up her PhD thesis and moved back home; Rose doesn’t see eye-to-eye with her son’s partner; her husband has been acting strangely and recently quit his university job; and there’s that young man who seems homeless and hangs around Rose’s library office. Taylor’s author bio notes that this novel was written with a definite audience in mind: “women of a certain age who have raised their children and feel that the hard work is behind them. They tend, more often than not, to be wrong.” Taylor is currently writing a sequel to Rose Addams, called Rose in Lockdown. 9781774390696

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