contemporary authors

Christmas Stories from the Maritimes and Newfoundland
Anne Simpson ed.

Christmas tends to evoke strong feelings in all of us, and not always of the cozy yuletide kind. It is a conflict of emotion captured beautifully in this terrific, ranging collection of short fiction, memoirs, and verse, all of which are tied in some way to Atlantic Canada. Christmas is the locus around which the narratives unfurl – sometimes tangentially, other times holding pride of place. Contemporary authors such as Mark Jarman, David Adams Richards, and Wayne Johnston sit comfortably alongside L.M. Montgomery, Hugh MacLennan, and Milton Acorn.  Read more…