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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Madhur Anand

Madhur Anand is a professor of ecology and environmental sciences at the University of Guelph. Her book This Red Line Goes Straight to Your Heart won the 2020 Governor General’s Award for Non-fiction.

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Madhur Anand

‘This is not a simulation’

Inner and outer beasts of girlhood May 2018
The book’s first sentence sets us firmly in time and place: “Rivière-à-Pierre, the Gaspé Peninsula, winter 1933.” But very soon, the reader understands that this story will take place, like a fairy tale, largely in a world that transcends time and place. It is told in the voice of an eleven-year old girl (clearly the namesake of the…

We're Not Worried

January–February 2015
  Danish astronomers have just discovered sugar   — simple molecules of glycolaldehyde — floating in the gas around a young, sun-like star, four hundred light years away. The molecules are falling toward a binary star, a system of two bodies, one primary, one companion, orbiting about a common centre of mass. This space sugar, they…