September 3, 2017

To outsiders eating their lobster suppers in New Glasgow or fish and chips on the patio at North Rustico Harbour with decor of lobster traps and fishing nets watching the sun settling into the sea, life on the east coast seems idyllic.

After reading Quentin Casey’s...

August 10, 2017

Jonathan Spence’s The Question of Hu (Vintage, 1989) is an account of a French Jesuit missionary Foucquet who brought a devout Chinese Catholic named Hu over to France as a scribe in1722. Spence gathers the clues to answer whether Hu was insane, or was it in fact a cul...

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