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News for September

If there is ever what might be called “down time” at PQL, we might have to call it August. Some well-deserved vacation had us enjoying the end of summer. But that’s not to say we’ve been slacking off! R. Murray … Continue reading

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News for August

I’m pretty sure August is the most depressing month of the year. It’s hellishly hot outside, and in southwestern Ontario, it’s positively moist as well. Walk outside and it feels like you’re swimming your way through a pot of boiling … Continue reading

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News for July

Happy Canada Day, Quill fans! We hope you’re beating the heat and doing your patriotic duty by relaxing with a great book. The summer fun is in full swing here at PQL. We’ve been posting photos like mad in order … Continue reading

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Kingston WritersFest Part II: A conversation with Laurie Lewis

Any trip to Kingston would be incomplete without a visit with Laurie Lewis, and so it was that I made plans to meet up with Laurie last Saturday for lunch while I was in town for the Kingston WritersFest. For … Continue reading

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Defying expectations: Making Light of Tragedy and Bad Imaginings

In my last review, I wrote about Shelley Peterson’s young adult books Dancer and Abby Malone. Today I’m looking at two books that are a bit more mature, and sometimes even downright unsettling: Making Light of Tragedy and Bad Imaginings. … Continue reading

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Identity and space in Sailor Girl and Little Comrades

“Kate lit a cigarette, watching the massed shape of the Huron Queen looming above the holding wall. The deck lights came on, making little cones of yellow in the fog that was now rolling in from the lake. … “Calvin … Continue reading

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