The Cat’s Table: a Novel

Posted on Jul 22 in Fiction, What We're Reading by

The Cat’s Table harks back to a structure used by Ondaatje in one of my favourite novels, In the Skin of a Lion. Ondaatje is a master of creating beautiful set pieces & images that link together obliquely. His books are often like visiting an art exhibition, as you walk out, the images begin settling down into a narrative the resonates more & more as you reflect on it. So it is with The Cat’s Table. The story focuses on three boys (unchaperoned) who are travelling by ocean liner from Sri Lanka to England. This time period, marked by the wrenching away and the anticipation and anxiety of arrival, provides the novel with a tension, as the boys explore characters and situations on board the voyage. Read More

Wicked Cast Reading In-Store

Posted on Jul 21 in Fiction, In-Store Events by

Come along and listen to Maggie Kirkpatrick (“Madame Morrible”) and Zoe Jarrett (ensemble member & “Elphaba” understudy) read from The Grimmerie and the Maguire novel Wicked. Zoe will provide an overview of the musical while Maggie will offer insights into her stormy character. After the reading, both ladies will be available for questions & book signing. Read More