Review: Dear Evelyn by Kathy Page

This novel, a study of a 70-year marriage, is about ordinary people but is extraordinary in quality. Harry Miles, a sensitive man with a love of poetry, meets Evelyn Hill and falls in love immediately. He describes her personality when he first meets her:  “She had an appetite for the better …

Novels for the book lover on your Christmas list

As an avid reader, I’d love if Canadians adopted the Icelandic tradition of Jólabókaflóð  (Yule Book Flood). On Christmas Eve, Icelanders exchange gifts of books and then spend the evening reading. This custom sounds like heaven to me because my wish list for Santa always includes books. If you have …

Castaway Culture: on my deserted island

Doreen Yakabuski in a corner of her home library.  Photo: Jack Vanderburg Since any survival skills I learned in Outdoor Education at MVDHS are long forgotten, I hope the necessities of life are easily attainable on my deserted island so my only worry is filling the hours. Because I was …