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“Why would you want to write about Quebec Separatism?” someone asked. “Nobody is interested in that anymore.” It was 20 years ago today that Canada narrowly avoided breaking apart. On October 30, 1995, a referendum to separate Quebec from Canada failed by just 54,288 votes, about 1% of the almost 4.8 million votes cast. Today […]
A big event is scheduled for this weekend. No, not the election. That is old news. I am talking about the book signing. Mysteriously reclusive author James R. Coggins is making a rare public appearance from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 17 at the House of James bookstore, 2743 Emerson Road in […]
Today I am announcing something very different. My four previous published novels were John Smyth murder mysteries. My newest novel is not. 1995: Je me souviens, published last month, is a political novel. It is based on a simple question: What would have happened if the Yes side had won the 1995 referendum, separating Quebec from the rest […]