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


Covid kids

June 29th, 2021

Caroline Adderson’s new book for young people, Sunny Days Inside (Groundwood $16.99) is a collection of linked short stories about children living in the same apartment building who must stay sheltered in place during the early days of Covid-19. Not only do they have to abide by different rules but they now must spend lengthy periods of time with their parents and siblings. Being imaginative and resourceful, these kids do well. There are the twin boys who begin researching prehistoric people and discover exciting things about themselves. And a previous school bad boy develops a whole new relationship with his teacher when he confides to her that his father is showing signs of mental illness. The book is aimed at readers 9 – 12 years of age. 978-1-77306-572-4

Photo by Jessica Wittman.

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