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Carole Giangrande

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I'm the author of three novels - All That is Solid Melts into Air (2017), winner of the 2018 Independent Publishers Gold Medal for Literary Fiction (published by Inanna), A Forest Burning (2000) and An Ordinary Star (2004), both published by Cormorant Books, along with a short story collection, Missing Persons (1994). My novellas include A Gardener on the Moon (Quattro, 2010), winner of the Ken Klonsky Award; Midsummer (2014) and Here Comes The Dreamer (2015) both published by Inanna. My next novel, The Tender Birds, will be published in Fall 2019. I also write essays and poetry; my essay "Goshawk" won a Lyric Essay Award in July 2016 and was published in Eastern Iowa Review, and another essay, "Death of a Red-Tailed Hawk," appeared in EcoT ...more

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Carole Giangrande I'm looking forward to reading Eva Stachniak's The Chosen Maiden, then Terri Favro's Sputnik's Children, George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo, and…moreI'm looking forward to reading Eva Stachniak's The Chosen Maiden, then Terri Favro's Sputnik's Children, George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo, and then at least one of those classics that I've never gotten around to reading - this time, William Faulkner' As I Lay Dying. Quite a spread of styles and subjects! Can't wait to get started!(less)
Carole Giangrande There are a lot of little mysteries in my life that are more like questions - why did you choose this path, and not some other? Yet I can't imagine…moreThere are a lot of little mysteries in my life that are more like questions - why did you choose this path, and not some other? Yet I can't imagine how anyone could make them a plot for a book! They're not too thrilling. Such as: what made me choose to leave New York and come to Canada for my university education? It changed my life for the better, and things might have been very different had I not done that. It would take a very inventive writer to turn it into a suspenseful, mysterious story!(less)
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All That Is Solid Melts Int...

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Midsummer

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Here Comes the Dreamer

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The Owl

This magnificent Great Horned Owl is spending the winter in New York’s Central Park. The photo is a “first” for me, a co-operative effort, made through the kind help of a professional nature photographer. Credit for the photo also goes to whatever abiding goodness animates this earth.



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It's easy to get absorbed in Mary Lou Dickinson's latest novel and her best so far — a mystery in which a body is found in the downstairs washroom of Toronto's downtown Holy Trinity Church. The engine that kick-starts the story is the clash of opposi ...more
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What a moving book - I couldn't put it down. The sisters' contrasting voices work so well - one of them in the journal of Sophie, a wry and engaging twelve-year-old and the other her older sister Libby - ill with cerebral palsy, yet writing a poetic ...more
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If you love historical fiction (and even if you don't), this thrilling book is a must-read. It tells the true story of a long-forgotten uprising in the Indian city of Lucknow (1857) against the rapacious British East India Company, It's told through ...more
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This wonderful collection of stories made me realize once again why I love to read. Beautiful writing, vivid characters and sense of place - all there, yet much more. Carol Bruneau uses exquisite language to pry loose the unnameable and hidden places ...more
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