I was thrilled when Brenda Thompson asked me to contribute a foreword to her second edition of A Wholesome Horror: Poor Houses in Nova Scotia published by SSP Publications. I have known Brenda for a number of years now and her research and support were critical to Poor Farm. Check out the latest edition for a much expanded take on this neglected area of Nova Scotia history, and see below for my full foreword.Read more
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I was fortunate to contribute to the latest edition of White Enso [Spring 2022] with a review of Jean Pasley’s wonderful novel, Black Dragonfly. The novel is about the life of Lafcadio Hearn, a nineteenth century Irish writer who emigrated to Japan. I won’t trouble you with all the details here, but encourage you to check out my review.Read more
Here’s a video review of Poor Farm from Michelle Butler Hallett. I enjoy reading Michelle’s books, so it’s a big thrill for me she picked Poor Farm for Atlantic Books Today. The video clip is embedded below or go here if the video doesn’t load.