Mélanie Grondin

Mélanie Grondin holds an MA in Medieval Studies from the University of Leeds and is the editor of the mRb. She is also the author The Art and Passion of Guido Nincheri (Véhicule Press, 2018).

Reviews by Mélanie Grondin:

July 23, 2020
In Stories of Women in the Middle Ages, independent scholar Maria Teresa Brolis seeks to introduce the lives of women in the Middle Ages by telling the story of sixteen women who lived between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries in France, Germany, Sweden, and Italy.
November 3, 2019
Throughout modern history, the concept of hygiene has shifted, going from mere outward appearance (distinguishing the rich who had time and money to get their clothes washed from the poor who didn’t) to the idea of cleanliness for health (with the discovery of germs) before becoming an easily purchased sign of beauty and a daily routine.
September 29, 2017
Armand Gamache is now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec. He’s in charge, the boss of the whole Sûreté, but to deal with the great challenges that await him, he surrounded himself with his usual, trusted team. After cleaning out the corruption that had taken over the Sûreté, he now needs to stop, or at least put a serious dent, in the province’s crime levels. That, and solve another murder in Three Pines.
March 2, 2015
In Children into Swans: Fairy Tales and the Pagan Imagination, Jan Beveridge explores the stories, characters, settings, and themes that have preceded and often inspired the tales we know today.
September 29, 2014
April, it seems, is not the cruellest month. That would be November. That is, if we’re to believe James Benson Nablo’s protagonist in his novel The Long November. The latest book to be published under Véhicule Press’s Ricochet imprint, The Long November is a noir, gritty, raw novel, but it’s not a mystery or a potboiler. It’s an anti-war novel, a rags-to-riches novel, a love story, and a coming-of-age story in oh so many ways. In short, it’s nothing you would expect.
July 20, 2012
On first cracking open Julija Šukys’s second book, Epistolophilia: Writing the Life of Ona Šimaitė, readers probably expect the straight biography of the Lithuanian librarian who helped save countless Jews from the Vilna Ghetto. But that’s not what they’ll get.
May 25, 2012
It’s a cliché to start a story with the main character waking up – startled or otherwise. But, Connie Barnes Rose’s use of this device in her latest novel, Road to Thunder Hill, manages to work.
May 7, 2012
Public intellectual, lawyer, and poet, F.R. (Francis Reginald) Scott was one of those truly great and spirited Canadians. The Canadian part is important, not just because he was born and lived here, but because he spent his life fighting and writing for what he believed was best for his country and its people.
March 22, 2012
Montreal news reporter Ty Davis, whom we first met in Bill Haugland's Mobile 9, has an international secret society to deal with.
December 3, 2011
On September 22–23, 2011, a segment of Quebec’s Eng- lish-language arts community gathered for the second State of the Arts Summit organized by ELAN (the English-Language Arts Network). Its purpose? To determine what the community can do over the next few years to survive, grow, and flourish.
April 1, 2011
The conventional wisdom is that history is told from the perspective of the victors. But in Canada the “winning” side doesn’t always control the narrative.