Archive for May, 2011

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Added on May 27, 2011

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon Jonathan Cape, U.K. 2003 Mark Haddon’s wonderfully original story about a teenage, high-functioning autistic detective won the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Novel.It also won a South African literary prize and was shortlisted for others. [...]

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The Goode Life

Added on May 21, 2011

The Goode Life: Memoirs of Disability Rights Activist Barb Goode Barb Goode Spectrum Press, Canada, 2011 One of the most inspirational projects ever in my professional life was my role in assisting disability rights activist Barb Goode to write her memoirs. Barb is a famous Canadian self advocate who travels the world gently insisting upon [...]

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Indignation

Added on May 18, 2011

Indignation Philip Roth Houghton Mifflin, New York, 2008 Indignation is Roth’s 29th novel and the second of his recent series of short novels which began with Everyman. Marcus Messner, the main character of Indignation, is an atheist attending a Christian college. When he refuses to attend chapel services, he is expelled and ultimately sent to [...]

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The Catcher in the Rye

Added on May 11, 2011

J. D. Salinger The Catcher in the Rye Signet, U.S.A. 1953 J. D. Salinger is one of my favourite writers of all time, and in memory of his death in January of 2010, I am featuring this first paperback edition of the 1951 classic The Catcher in the Rye. This copy, with its colourful cover [...]

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