Friends of Meager Fortune by David Adams Richards
Reviewed by Ron Charles
Washington Post Book World
"Why do Canadian writers get so little respect south of the border? Unless they're caught writing 'color' as 'colour' or 'center' as 'centre,' you'd think they could waltz into the unsuspecting arms of American book buyers. But the tendency to dismiss them is so strong that not long ago an American publisher told me she was stripping all mention of a novelist's Canadian identity from her publicity material in hopes of increasing the writer's chances...." Read the entire Washington Post Book World review.