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He slept soundly though the westerly wind pummelled the rain into the wooden walls. Soon a chill would creep into the room, his bed sheets becoming cold and clammy as they weighted him to the floor. 68 more words

The Shore Line

Waves brayed against rocks, foaming at the mouth.  Spittle sprayed over the shoreline; white crests broken in temper.  Cries of foreign lands and all the spaces in between beaten in adversity.  61 more words


The cast in Annie Proulx’s new novel, Barkskins, is enormous. It rapidly grows as each chapter follows generations of fur traders, adventurers and would be entrepreneurs  from the old world to the new. 318 more words


Julianne Moore: Wanting Moore

At one point, Julianne Moore was one of the most prolific actresses in Hollywood.  Every time you turned around, she was in a new movie.  Moore could pop up in anything from a goofy comedy to a thriller to a piece of Oscar bait.   4,637 more words


Everything Must Go. Who wants this book?

The Shipping News, by E. Annie Proulx, 1993

Best novel I ever read that takes place in Newfoundland. Not a bad read.

Quote: “And it may be that love sometimes occurs without pain or misery.” 57 more words


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

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