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‘The Summer Guest’ by Alison Anderson

‘The Summer Guest’ by Alison Anderson
Post Date: August 20, 2016

Did Anton Chekhov, the master of the short story and one of Russia’s best-loved writers, write a novel?  Although this tantalizing question drives Anderson’s novel, it slips into the background as her lyrical prose weaves together the lives of three women, separated by time and space, whose worlds teeter on the brink of disaster and[…]

Riding the Rails
Post Date: August 12, 2016

  Sunday, June 26, 2016, 7:30 a.m.  We board the Rocky Mountaineer at Vancouver North Station, and are soon settled in to our comfortable GoldLeaf class seats in the dome car.  We are on second sitting for breakfast but, while we wait, feast on delicious cranberry scones, fresh out of the oven, with lashings of butter, jam,[…]