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Bookends: Short form Books are exploding

Bookends: Short form Books are exploding

By Dan Davidson

July 15, 2015

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While we have about 16 bookcases (not shelves – bookCASES) at Chateau Davidson, most of them organized by genre and filled to the brim, we also enjoy e-books, especially for light reading that we don’t necessarily want to find shelf room for. 822 more words


Book Review: Sleep by Nino Ricci

Sleep. I’m obsessed with it since having a baby. How much am I getting? How much is my baby getting? Is it enough? Is it too much? 309 more words

Book Review

Confidence by Russell Smith

Russell Smith’s stories are full of the kinds of people and events that I don’t usually enjoy reading about, and almost none of his characters are likeable. 750 more words

Canadian Lit

Russell Smith tells the secrets of the city in Confidence

Russell Smith easily picks his favourite scene in Confidence, his collection of short stories released in May of this year, and since nominated for both the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Rogers Writers Trust prize for fiction. 730 more words



Confidence, a darkly humorous and urbane story collection, by Russell Smith has been shortlisted for The 2015 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Big congratulations, Russell! 6 more words

Awards & Nominations

Southwest clinches playoff spot

Green Bay Southwest took care of business early, exploding for 38 points in the second quarter en route to a 52-14 victory over Sheboygan South on Friday. 2,284 more words


Celebrate Biblioasis!

So great when everyone’s favourite small press comes up the middle and wins. Biblioasis, an 11-year-old press from Windsor, ON, has three books on this year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist: Anakana Schofield’s ‘Martin John’; Samuel Archibald’s ‘Arvida’; Russell Smith’s ‘Confidence’. 8 more words