No Crystal Stair
Oct 01, 2021
First published in 1993, No Crystal Stair is an absorbing story of urban struggle in the 1940s. Raising her three daughters alone, Marion discovers she can only find gainful employment if she passes as white. Set in the Montreal working class neighbourhood of Little Burgundy against the backdrop of an exciting cosmopolitan jazz scene?home of Oscar Peterson, Oliver Jones, and Rockhead's Paradise?and the tense years of World War II, No Crystal Stair is both a tender story of friendship and community as well as an indictment of Canada's "soft" rac... + Read More
I Am the Earth the Plants Grow Through
Aug 01, 2021
A photographer takes pictures of his wife. She watches him look. What do they see and how does that change over the years? I Am the Earth the Plants Grow Through is about what keeps people together??and what can pull them apart. As Tomas and Marie cross the country and each other?s lives, they discover what it means to be fully human. A story of passion, love, aging, dark secrets, and the sadness of loss.