More of your favourite books
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Last week we had fun listing titles our community is reading these days, so we thought we’d make room for a few more.
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Bones (2020) by Tyler Pennock. It’s the debut collection of poetry about a two-spirit indigenous man contemplating remembering and the effects of state-sponsored intergenerational trauma and grief.
I’ve found that poetry helps me to get away from the screen and into reading offline again. This is the book that I started with. It’s a hauntingly beautiful collection that has been a great companion during the pandemic. The author weaves together the tender and the terrible, finding comfort in the shadowlands. The imagery in the the work is photographic in detail – I think of specific passages every time I go for a walk and they’ve become part of my active imagination.
The Evening and the Morning (2020) by Ken Follet. What’s it about? Life and intrigue in the Dark Ages. Why do I like it? Good story telling, character driven (similar to Pillars of the Earth – almost too similar, but I needed something easy to read and familiar 😉
Recovery (2020) by Doug Roche. Roche explains the political evolution of U.S. President Joe Biden on his way to the White House, with an eye to what Canada might expect from him and where Trudeau might find common ground. It’s also an optimistic handbook for activists interested in advancing issues linked to the United States, whether it is preventing climate change or working for peace.