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I see book titles. And dead people.

Okay maybe not dead people, exactly. But I do feel the occasional presence of something otherworldly, especially when I’m home alone and trying to concentrate on my writing. 460 more words

Annie Proulx

July Flicks

The Shipping News, Lasse Hallstrom (2001)
This film is such suitable viewing for a wannabe writer, “It’s finding the centre of your story, the beating heart of it, that’s what makes a reporter… 931 more words

Film Reviews

It’s been a long time since I posted anything about the podcast I’ve been working on. I’ve actually recorded four episodes since then, but only posted one because I had announced that the “next episode” was going to be about a certain book, and then there were many technical difficulties getting that podcast together. 34 more words

Fiction

2: The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

Finally! After many delays and some technical difficulties, our second episode is UP! In it, we discuss Annie Proulx’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Shipping News, the story of a depressed and downtrodden man who moves to an ancestral home in Newfoundland. 18 more words

Literature

Hanjin Unloads Ship At Long Beach, South Korean Government Promises Funds

The sudden bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping meant that the company’s container ships were temporarily doomed to float around with dwindling supplies for their crews and containers full of your holiday gifts. 261 more words

Influences

My Favorite Author: Annie Proulx

 Proulx spent her childhood traipsing outside and reading, especially science fiction and books by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. As an adolescent, she was devoted to William Faulkner, S.J. 266 more words

Poetry

The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

Goodreads Synopsis

Average Star Rating: 3.81 Stars.

My Rating: 3/5 Stars 

 Genre: Literary Fiction, Canadian Culture, Adult, Classic.

“We face up to awful things because we can’t go around them, or forget them.

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