Class Notes – Book It



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Mary Jane Edwards edited and contributed to Richard Bentley and the British Empire: Imperial and Colonial Publishing Connections. This collection of essays explores the roles that London publisher Richard Bentley played both in developing an international book trade in the 19th century, and in shaping the careers of colonial authors who wrote foundational texts in the so-called new literatures of Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, and South Africa. (Edward Everett Root Publishers Co. Ltd.)


All the Way is a novel about lifelong friendship and the challenges confronted along the way. Three of the chapters are set at the University of Toronto, principally at Trinity College. Beginning in 1958, the story traces the evolution of the principal characters’ ties over a span of 60 years as their interests and ambitions alter and they cope with shifting social norms. (Borealis Press)


Aimed at readers up to six years old, Little Hope Big Hope tackles adult issues like equity, diversity, fear and despair, but gives rise to faith and hope. It is a story of a group of young boys and girls who are visited by a “kangaroo fairy” who takes them on a journey of self-discovery. (Xlibris Publishing)

ROY MACLAREN ’91 (M.Th.), ’96 (D.S.L. Hons.)

Mackenzie King in the Age of the Dictators takes readers through the political labyrinth that led to Canada’s involvement in the Second World War and its awakening as a forceful nation on the world stage. MacLaren draws extensively from King’s diaries and letters and contemporary sources to provide a focused view of an important period in Canadian history, showing Canada flexing its foreign policy under King’s cautious eye and ultimately ineffective guiding hand. (McGill-Queen’s University Press)


The Changeling of Fenlen Forest, Magyarody’s debut novel, has been longlisted in the Young Adult Division of the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Tracking her missing unicorn into the gloomy Fenlen Forest, Elizabeth is mistaken for a changeling. She befriends a young shepherd whose stories hint at a dark secret lurking at the forest’s edge, and follows a herd of wild unicorns with the ability to unlock the past. (Yellow Dog)


In the near future, sleep has been banned. An unnamed narrator and a diplomat find themselves on a mission to combat the state-sponsored drugging of citizens with uppers for greater productivity. In slippery, exhilarating, and erudite prose, The Eyelid revels in the camaraderie of free thinking that can happen only on the lam, aiming to rescue a species that can no longer dream. (Coach House Books)


In a series of interconnected short stories, Cracker Jacks for Misfits tells the tale of a highly sensitive caregiver, Naomi, and her relationship with her reclusive and artistic mother, Joanne. From a whirlwind romance with a bartender named Marce to an intense friendship with an alcoholic named Jake, Naomi’s search for intimacy and home is marked by urban claustrophobia and loneliness. (Exile Editions)


The Intrepid Nonprofit is a playbook for nonprofit leaders to help them navigate the turbulent environment ahead. Drawing insights from organizations that have not only prospered but sometimes achieved outstanding results, the book outlines practical strategies for success, including some out-of-the-box approaches to leadership. It also calls upon governments and foundations to do more to support the sector. (Friesen Press)


With evidence from more than 700 homicide trials, A Renaissance of Violence: Homicide in Early Modern Italy demonstrates how and why incidents of violence—in small rural communities, in crowded urban centres and within tightly knit families–grew so rapidly in North Italy in the 17th century. (Cambridge University Press)


Creating Opportunities: A Volunteer’s Memoir explores Chris Snyder’s 70 years of volunteer work. It offers a fascinating trip through time and place chock-full of interesting people and compelling anecdotes, including co-founding U of T’s winter carnival and running the record-breaking Share campaign. Members of the Trinity community receive a $5 discount by using the code “Trinity” at checkout. (Hillborn Civil Sector Press)

BARRIE WILSON ’66, ’75 (PhD, U of T)

Searching for the Messiah is an historical investigation into the evolution of the concept of messiah, from King David, saviour figures (Joseph, Esther, Judith) through Jewish apocalyptic literature and then on into the teachings of Jesus and the Christ figure of Paul. The book also traces the migration of the messianic concept from the religious domain into the modern secular world through political saviours and pop culture superheroes. (Pegasus/Simon&Schuster)

As published in Trinity Magazine Fall 2020

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