Launch of The Lighkeeper's Daughters

Launch of The Lighkeeper's Daughters
by Jean Pendziwol

Elvis the Mountie Dog Steals the Show at the Book Signing

Elvis the Mountie Dog Steals the Show at the Book Signing
Elvis, Joan M. Baril, customer poet Rob Lem

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Writing Bonnie Burnard

I like to write to authors whose books I have enjoyed.  So I sent off a card to Bonnie Burnard care of her publisher after I read her collection of short stories called  Casino.  The best story, IMHO, was Nipple Man. A man who admires women's breasts finds himself dating a woman who has lost her breasts to cancer.  Casino, the story of a dance hall similar to the one in Port Arthur also called The Casino, was a masterpiece.

Thanks Bonnie.

Casino was published in 1994. In this fast paced age when books a year old fall out of print and are nowhere to be found except in second hand book stores, I was lucky to run into an end of term sale at Lakehead University Bookstore.

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