WordCity Monthly, December 2020 Issue #4


Letter from the Editor, Darcie Friesen Hossack There is not a particle of life that does not bear poetry within it.-Gustave Flaubert When we decided to create an Autumn and Winter Holiday-themed issue of WordCity for December, we had hoped to gather together a celebration of as many religious, cultural and seasonal offerings as possible. … Continue reading WordCity Monthly, December 2020 Issue #4

Book Reviews by Gordon Phinn, WordCity Monthly Dec2020 Issue


In a recent New Yorker I discovered, much to my amusement, the unvarnished truth about the book-summarizing service Blinkist, whose users care not to lumber through such tomes as Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, Michelle Obama’s Becoming or Ghislaine Maxwell’s 500-page deposition for her upcoming trial. Fans recounted the huge benefits of gulping down texts … Continue reading Book Reviews by Gordon Phinn, WordCity Monthly Dec2020 Issue

Books for Gifting! WordCity Monthly Dec2020 Issue4


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Charlee LeBeau & The Gambler's Promiseby C.V. Gauthier (Friesen Press) Review by Darcie Friesen Hossack A music teacher once said, "Begin well and end well, or nothing you do in the middle will matter very much." Although it's a lesson from grade school, it's one that still applies, and C.V. Gauthier knows how … Continue reading Books for Gifting! WordCity Monthly Dec2020 Issue4