The Incident Report, a novel by Martha Baillie
Filed under: adult materials | Tags: Canadian Fiction, libraries, relationships, social aspects of libraries |
Martha Baillie’s Incident Report is a librarian’s novel. It is the story of a women who works in a public library but also a love story. It walks the reader through a series of incidents that make up the life of this particular librarian. It is an eye opener for anyone who is thinking of becoming a librarian as it attests to the public service/social aspects of librarianship. While Baillie’s sense of humour is evident, it is the form of this novel that interests me most. It is not a traditional chapter by chapter work, with one chapter building on the other. Baillie herself is a librarian with Toronto Public. paper back. 195 pgs. Toronto: Pedlar Press, 2009. ISBN 978-1-897141-25-0.