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It’s here! So excited to announce my story, “The Home for Buddhist Widows”, is in the 2018 Pushcart Prize Anthology. Thank you, West Branch, for selecting the story, and thank you #pushcartprize editors! #writing

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@harpercollinsca had gorgeous hardcovers for sale at @torontowots bookfest, so I stocked up. Can’t wait to read GREAT HOUSE, MOONGLOW, and THE GIVEN DAY. #amreading #books #canadareads #writing

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So I guess I’m in the Library of Congress now! My story “Grimalkins” was in Day One literary magazine. You can buy it for a dollar here: http://ift.tt/2vyDqTp
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New Medium Post: On Trying Hard: Four Months in Canada

I have a new post up at my Medium blog on life in Canada after a few months:

On Trying Hard: Four Months in Canada

Is it May already? I’m asking, when May is already almost gone. Maybe it’s the persistent fog and rain of a Toronto spring that has me confused; it feels like I’m only just waking up from the long bearish sleep of winter, with occasional peeps of summer sunshine emerging one day a week. I don’t know yet if this rainy, overcast few months is typical, but Toronto, you haven’t won me over weather-wise.
There are compensations, though. Delicious baked goods in too many patisseries to count that I’ve been sampling all over the city. Good independent bookstores with great readings. Margaret Atwood, resplendent at a book-signing, warning and reassuring all at once…

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