Monthly Archives: January 2011

TRAUMA FARM: A REBEL HISTORY OF RURAL LIFE – Brian Brett

Rain City Reads   January 25, 2011   Comments Off on TRAUMA FARM: A REBEL HISTORY OF RURAL LIFE – Brian Brett

Trauma Farm is a book about some of the biggest issues facing us in a world of increasing globalization and corporatization. Written by a poet, who also happens to be a rural farmer, it discusses the struggles that are being faced by small-scale, non-corporate farmers throughout North America as they see their livelihoods threatened by the corporate behemoths with whom… Read more »

INCONTINENT ON THE CONTINENT: MY MOTHER, HER WALKER, AND OUR GRAND TOUR OF ITALY – Jane Christmas

Rain City Reads   January 16, 2011   Comments Off on INCONTINENT ON THE CONTINENT: MY MOTHER, HER WALKER, AND OUR GRAND TOUR OF ITALY – Jane Christmas

I love reading travel memoirs. As a student I can’t afford to gallivant, fancy-free about the world experiencing new cultures and gathering exciting and amusing anecdotes. So I like to read the stories of those who do. Some of my favourite books involve travels in France and Italy – for some reason the cultures of those two countries draw me… Read more »

CITY OF GLASS – Douglas Coupland

Rain City Reads   January 1, 2011   Comments Off on CITY OF GLASS – Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland has an unparalleled knack for seeing the familiar world around him with the eyes of a stranger. He is able to pick out parts of what we, in our common part of the world, see as “normal” and make them fascinating. In 1994 he made an entire book out of his observations of Vancouver, his hometown. The west… Read more »