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The Babble Book Club will be hosting author Richard Van Camp for the discussion of his novel and current Babble Book Club selectionGodless But Loyal to Heaven on Friday June 28 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST. Richard Van Camp will join the conversation for one hour on our established babble thread to answer questions and receive comments.
Babble Book Club's next selection is Godless But Loyal to Heaven by Canadian author Richard Van Camp. Godless But Loyal to Heaven is a story collection that captures the contemporary realities of a fictionalized north and is deeply rooted in traditional Native life.
The interwoven stories blend lyrical prose with brutal sharpness and create vibrant characters, vast landscapes and unforgettable moments. Published by Great Plains Publication imprint, Enfield & Wizenty, based in Manitoba, Godless But Loyal to Heaven continues Van Camp's remarkable reputation as a talented storyteller and author.
It's election day in B.C., an electoral bout that has seemingly come down to, yet again, voting for the perceived lesser evil and trying to get some change a-brewing.
In this case, it seems like there is a hard push among the progressively minded to first and foremost get the Liberals out by means of putting the NDP in. As many have noted though, the NDP are not a cure all solution for what ails B.C., particularly in the housing crises and ramped gentrification of Vancouver and the DTES area, but it begs the question: So, what is going on in Vancouver?
It's the final day of Earth Week, and after all the discussions and coverage, I think we've learned that Earth Week extends beyond the direct eco-friendly and environmental concerns associated with it to all issues that impact our communities. We've learned about and voiced our opinions about the interconnection of caring for the environment and caring for the people within that environment too!
How does the climate crisis affect Canadians and Canada and what can individuals and cities do to reverse the effects? Those are some of the big questions being asked this Earth Week, so we sought out expert and friend of the rabble.ca book lounge, Eric Doherty, to help us answer them.
It's officially Earth Week, and what better way to kick it off in the book lounge than with a summary of our Babble Book Club conversation on Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile. Last Friday, we had special guest Eric Doherty, a Registered Professional Planner in Vancouver, join us in the book lounge to add a little perspective and depth into the issues of transit infrastructure and city planning presented in Straphanger.
Babble Book Club's next selection is Things Fall Apart by acclaimed African novelist Chinua Achebe. Things Fall Apart describes the story of Okonkwo and his family and their struggle to preserve the customs and society of the Igbo amidst the pressure and influence of British colonialism and Christian missionaries during the late nineteenth century.