Quill and Quire

Memoir & Biography

By Dawn Rae Downton

Anybody expecting the quaint, feel-good Newfoundland of E. Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News is bound for a surprise in Dawn Rae Downton’s memoir of early 20th-century Newfoundland. Life is a whole lot tougher in this ... Read More »

January 22, 2004 | Filed under: Memoir & Biography

By Lorie Miseck

There’s something about the experience of grieving that memoirs capture particularly well. Perhaps because grief is so little understood, so socially difficult, and because it can take such a surprisingly long time to overcome, the ... Read More »

January 19, 2004 | Filed under: Memoir & Biography