Book Reviews

Twisting Mean (p. 125-127)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Best Canadian Stories 2019 by Caroline Adderson
  • This Wicked Tongue by Elise Levine

Where Ghosts Reside (p. 126-132)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • A Nail the Evening Hangs On. by Monica Sok
  • Ghost Face by Greg Santos

Mimetic Histories (p. 127-128)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Dear Evelyn by Kathy Page
  • The Boat People by Sharon Bala

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  • Home Feelings: Liberal Citizenship and the Canadian Reading Camp Movement by Jody Mason

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The National Gallery by Jonathan Ball
  • This Is the Emergency Present by Vincent Pagé
  • Vulgar Mechanics by K.B. Thors

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Nothing That Is: Essays on Art, Literature and Being by Johanna Skibsrud
  • We Are Not Avatars: Essays, Memoirs, Manifestos by John Barton

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  • Renaissance Normcore by Adèle Barclay
  • The Truth about Facts by Bart Vautour

The Conformalists (p. 130-132)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • One Dog Town by Dominique Béchard
  • Little Red by Kerry Gilbert

Women’s Histories (p. 130-132)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Feminist Acts: Branching Out Magazine and the Making of Canadian Feminism by Tessa Jordan

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Under the Gamma Camera by Madeline Bassnett
  • The Grand River Watershed: A Folk Ecology by Karen Houle
  • Odysseus Asleep by Peter Sanger

Simply Observe (p. 132-134)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Ritualites by Michael Nardone
  • Correspondent by Dominique Bernier-Cormier
  • On High by Neil Surkan

Traumatized Teens (p. 132-133)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Last Words by Leanne Baugh
  • Larkin on the Shore by Jean Mills

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  • Dual Citizens by Alix Ohlin
  • Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Subject(s) of Human Rights: Crises, Violations, and Asian/American Critique by Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Guy Beauregard and Hsiu-chuan Lee

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Footprints of Dark Energy by Henry Beissel
  • The House the Spirit Builds by Lorna Crozier, Peter Coffman and Diane Laundy
  • Travelling the Lost Highway by James Deahl

Book(s) Reviewed

  • breth /th treez of lunaria: selektid rare n nu pomes n drawings, 1957-2019 by bill bissett

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Writing and Reading: Essays by George Bowering

Shifting Cityscapes (p. 135-136)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Urban Condition: Literary Trajectories through Canada’s Postmetropolis by Eva Darias-Beautell
  • A Diminished Roar: Winnipeg in the 1920s by Jim Blanchard

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Avant Canada: Poets, Prophets, Revolutionaries by Gregory Betts and Christian Bök

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Pulpit, Press, and Politics: Methodists and the Market for Books in Upper Canada by Scott McLaren

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Refugee States: Critical Refugee Studies in Canada by Vinh Nguyen and Thy Phu

Something Attentive (p. 136-137)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Apostrophes VIII: Nothing Is But You and I by E.D. Blodgett
  • Out All Day by John Donlan
  • The Broken Face by Russell Thornton

These Words Singing (p. 136-137)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Response of Weeds: A Misplacement of Black Poetry on the Prairies by Bertrand Bickersteth
  • Lullabies in the Real World by Meredith Quartermain

Book(s) Reviewed

  • A Generous Spirit: Selected Works by Beth Brant by Beth Brant and Janice Gould

Book(s) Reviewed

  • What the Oceans Remember: Searching for Belonging and Home by Sonja Boon

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Warring Visions: Photography and Vietnam by Thy Phu

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Pivot Point by Bren Simmers
  • Chance Encounters with Wild Animals by Monica Kidd
  • Boom Time by Lindsay Bird

Women in Publishing (p. 138-139)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Toronto Trailblazers: Women in Canadian Publishing by Ruth Panofsky

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Man Who Lived with a Giant by Johnny Neyelle, Alana Fletcher and Morris Neyelle
  • Otter’s Journey through Indigenous Language and Law by Lindsay Keegitah Borrows

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Unmeaningable: Poems by Roxanna Bennett
  • Belated Bris of the Brainsick by Lucas Crawford

Goodbye to Language (p. 139-141)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Handsome Man by Brad Casey
  • In Veritas by C. J. Lavigne
  • Goth Girls of Banff by John O'Neill

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Refugee Aesthetic: Reimagining Southeast Asian America by Timothy K. August

Book(s) Reviewed

  • No One by George Bowering
  • Twin Studies by Keith Maillard

Book(s) Reviewed

  • On Nostalgia by David Berry

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Collapsible by Tim Conley
  • Echolocation by Karen Hofmann

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Moving Archives by Linda M. Morra

Book(s) Reviewed

  • What is Long Past Occurs in Full Light by Marilyn Bowering
  • What We Carry by Susan Glickman
  • There Are Not Enough Sad Songs by Marita Dachsel

Where Was Here? (p. 143-144)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • You Can't Get There From Here: The Past as Present in Small-Town Ontario Fiction by Ryan Porter
  • The Melting Queen by Bruce Cinnamon

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Resisting Canada: An Anthology of Poetry by Nyla Matuk
  • Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers’ Poetry by Amber Dawn and Justin Ducharme

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Far Himalaya by Phillip Ernest
  • The Lost Sister by Andrea Gunraj

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Nature of Canada by Colin M. Coates and Graeme Wynn

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Cosmic Bowling by Cornelia Hoogland and Ted Goodden
  • Swoon by Elana Wolff

Book(s) Reviewed

  • They Have Bodies, by Barney Allen by Barney Allen and Gregory Betts

Retracer le réel (p. 145-147)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • L’Archive du réel : essais sur Claude Simon by Claude Simon and Ralph Sarkonak

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Equivocal City: French and English Novels of Postwar Montreal by Patrick Coleman

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Forgotten Work by Jason Guriel

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Mowing by Marlene Cookshaw
  • A Tent, a Lantern, an Empty Bowl by M. Travis Lane
  • This Was the River by John Pass

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Where Things Touch: A Meditation on Beauty by Bahar Orang
  • Take Her, She’s Yours by Eva-Lynn Jagoe

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Innocents by Michael Crummey
  • Lampedusa by Steven Price

Book(s) Reviewed

  • SH:LAM (The Doctor) by Joseph Dandurand
  • Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age by Darrel J. McLeod
  • Stories from the Magic Canoe of Wa’xaid by Cecil Paul and Briony Penn

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Half-Sisters and Other Stories by Ryan Turner
  • The Towers of Babylon by Michelle Kaesar

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Girl Who Stole Everything by Norman Ravvin

Drilling Down (p. 150-152)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Unravelling by Josephine Boxwell
  • I Can't Get You Out of My Mind by Marianne Apostolides

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Inuit Stories of Being and Rebirth: Gender, Shamanism, and the Third Sex by Bernard Saladin d’Anglure and Peter Frost

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Re-Origin of Species by Alessandra Naccarato
  • Odes & Laments by Fiona Tinwei Lam

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Chronicling the Days: Dispatches from a Pandemic by Linda M. Morra and Marianne Ackerman

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Revolt/Compassion: Six Scripts for Contemporary Performance by Michael Springate
  • Colours to the Chameleon: Canadian Actors on Shakespeare by Keith Garebian

Slivers and Gaps (p. 152-153)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Year of the Metal Rabbit by Tammy Armstrong
  • Vancouver for Beginners by Alex Leslie
  • Bounce House by Jennica Harper

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Unbecoming Nationalism: From Commemoration to Redress in Canada by Helene Vosters
  • Honouring the Strength of Indian Women: Plays, Stories, Poetry by Vera Manuel, Michelle Coupal, Deanna Reder, Joanne Arnott and Emalene A. Manuel

Intellect and Heart (p. 153-154)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Uncharted by

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Beirut Hellfire Society by Rawi Hage

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Every Little Scrap and Wonder: A Small-Town Childhood by Carla Funk

Poem Emporium (p. 154-155)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • A halt, which is empty by rob mclennan
  • The Inflatable Life by Mark Laba

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Taking Measures: Selected Serial Poems by George Bowering and Stephen Collis

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Exhibitionist by Molly Cross-Blanchard
  • Because the Sun by Sarah Burgoyne

Book(s) Reviewed

  • let us not think of them as barbarians by Peter Midgley
  • The Dark Set: New Tenderman Poems by Tim Bowling
  • Devil in the Woods by D. A. Lockhart

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Forbidden Purple City by Philip Huynh
  • The Emperor's Orphans by Sally Ito

Feeling It All (p. 156-158)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • All the Feels: Affect and Writing in Canada / Tous les sens : affect et écriture au Canada by Marie Carrière, Ursula Mathis-Moser and Kit Dobson

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Anne of Green Gables: The Original Manuscript by L. M. Montgomery and Carolyn Strom Collins

(Re)Writing China (p. 157-158)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Unceasing Storm: Memories of the Chinese Cultural Revolution by Katherine Luo
  • Oracle Bone by Lydia Kwa

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Cardinal Divide by Nina Newington
  • The Wild Heavens by Sarah Louise Butler

Know, You (p. 158-160)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

Book(s) Reviewed

  • A Name for Herself: Selected Writings, 1891-1917 by L. M. Montgomery and Benjamin Lefebvre
  • A World of Songs: Selected Poems, 1894-1921 by L. M. Montgomery and Benjamin Lefebvre

Toward More Feeling (p. 158-160)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • These are not the potatoes of my youth by Matthew Walsh
  • All Day I Dream about Sirens by Domenica Martinello
  • Mad Long Emotion by Ben Ladouceur

Book(s) Reviewed

  • CanLit Across Media: Unarchiving the Literary Event by Katherine McLeod and Jason Camlot

Sinews and Sheaves (p. 159-161)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Bones by Tyler Pennock
  • Fields of Light and Stone by Angeline Schellenberg

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Entering Sappho by Sarah Dowling
  • Sonnet's Shakespeare by Sonnet L'Abbé

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Claremont by Wiebke von Carolsfeld
  • Crow by Amy Spurway
  • The Dishwasher by Stéphane Larue and Pablo Strauss

Parallel Stories (p. 160-162)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Land Beyond the Sea by Kevin Major
  • Parallel Universe: The Poetries of New Brunswick (Literary Criticism Monograph: number seven) by Sue Sinclair and Shane Neilson
  • Most of What Follows is True: Places Imagined and Real by Michael Crummey

On the Chin (p. 160-161)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Seconds Out: Women and Fighting by Alison Dean

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Moving Images of Eternity: George Grant’s Critique of Time, Teaching, and Technology by William F. Pinar
  • Vergessene Stimmen, nationale Mythen: Literarische Beziehungen zwischen Österreich und Kanada/Forgotten Voices, National Myths: Literary Relations between Austria and Canada by Nicole Perry and Marc-Oliver Schuster

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Anglo-Canadian Novel in the Twenty-First Century: Interpretations by Maria Löschnigg and Martin Loschnigg

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Recasting History: How CBC Television Has Shaped Canada’s Past by Monica MacDonald

Book(s) Reviewed

  • From Turtle Island to Gaza by David Groulx
  • Before I Was a Critic I Was a Human Being by Amy Fung

Chasing Fault Lines (p. 162-163)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Two Trees Make a Forest: In Search of My Family’s Past among Taiwan’s Mountains and Coasts by Jessica J. Lee

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Man Should Rejoice: A Critical Edition by Hugh MacLennan and Colin Hill

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Next Instalment: Serials, Sequels, and Adaptations of Nellie L. McClung, L. M. Montgomery, and Mazo de la Roche. by Wendy Roy

Book(s) Reviewed

  • An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading by Dionne Brand

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Hope Matters by Lee Maracle, Columpa Bobb and Tania Carter
  • I Am a Body of Land by Shannon Webb-Campbell

Limbs, Limits, Love (p. 164-165)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Nought by Julie Joosten
  • Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart by Beatriz Hausner

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Coconut Dreams by Derek Mascarenhas
  • 26 Knots by Bindu Suresh

Precarious Places (p. 165-166)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Rising Tides: Reflections for Climate Changing Times by Catriona Sandilands
  • What You Take with You: Wildfire, Family and the Road Home by Therese Greenwood
  • Love of the Salish Sea Islands: New Essays, Memoirs and Poems by 40 Island Writers by 40 Island Writers, Gail Sjuberg and Nicola Wheston

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Journeys by Nadine Ltaif and Christine Tipper
  • Field Notes for the Self by Randy Lundy

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Elements by Erín Mouré
  • Render by Sachiko Murakami
  • The Outer Wards by Sadiqa de Meijer

Me Instead of All (p. 165-167)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Productions of Time: A Study of the Human Imagination by Michael Dolzani

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Settling Down and Settling Up: The Second Generation in Black Canadian and Black British Women's Writing by Andrea Medovarski

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Flow: Poems Collected and New by Roy Miki and Michael Barnholden

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Robert Kroetsch: Essayist, Novelist, Poet by David Staines

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Polar Vortex by Shani Mootoo
  • Hunger Moon: Stories by Traci Skuce

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Book(s) Reviewed

  • My Totem Came Calling by Blessing Musariri and Thorsten Nesch
  • Such a Lonely, Lovely Road by Kagiso Lesego Molope

Knowing Ourselves (p. 169-170)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Fiddlehead Moment: Pioneering an Alternative Canadian Modernism in New Brunswick by Tony Tremblay

Playful Disruption (p. 169-170)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Pictura: Essays on the Works of Roy Kiyooka by Juliana Pivato
  • The Poetic Imperative: A Speculative Aesthetics by Johanna Skibsrud

Chinks into bone (p. 169-170)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Iron Goddess of Mercy by Larissa Lai

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Nitinikiau Innusi: I Keep the Land Alive by Elizabeth Yeoman and Tshaukuesh Elizabeth Penashue

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Sotto Voce by Maureen Hynes
  • Crow Gulch by Douglas Walbourne-Gough

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Alice Munro: Paradox and Parallel by W. R. Martin

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  • Light on a Part of the Field by Kevin Holowack
  • A Brief View from the Coastal Suite by Karen Hofmann

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Murder And Other Essays by David Adams Richards

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Sharing the Past: The Reinvention of History in Canadian Poetry since 1960 by J. A. Weingarten

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Collected Poems of Bronwen Wallace by Bronwen Wallace and Carolyn Smart

Jiaozi and Pirozhki (p. 172-173)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Spinster Kang by Zoë S. Roy

Here and There (p. 172-174)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Smithereens by Terence Young
  • The Debt by Andreae Callanan
  • The Pit by Tara Borin

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Cottagers and Indians by Drew Hayden Taylor
  • Treaty # by Armand Garnet Ruffo
  • Moccasin Square Gardens by Richard Van Camp

The Ripple Effect (p. 173-174)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Rue des Rosiers by Rhea Tregebov
  • Mad Hatter by Amanda Hale

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Reproduction by Ian Williams

A Tribute to Munro (p. 173-174)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Alice Munro Country: Essays On Her Work I by J. R. (Tim) Struthers
  • Alice Munro Everlasting: Essays On Her Work II by J. R. (Tim) Struthers

Epic Perceptions (p. 173-175)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Crito Di Volta: An Epic by Marc di Saverio
  • If You Discover a Fire by Shaun Robinson

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces, 2004-2021 by Margaret Atwood
  • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

History Lessons (p. 174-175)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • City on Strike: A Novel by Harriet Zaidman
  • A Boy from Acadie: Roméo LeBlanc’s Journey to Rideau Hall by Beryl Young

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Gender, Power & Representations of Cree Law by Emily Snyder
  • Indigenous Women's Writing and the Cultural Study of Law by Cheryl Suzack

All What Jazz (p. 176-178)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Music at the Heart of Thinking by Fred Wah

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Nature's Broken Clocks: Reimagining Time in the Face of Environmental Crisis by Paul Huebener

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Black Prairie Archives: An Anthology by Karina Vernon

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  • Peter Fidler: From York Factory to the Rocky Mountains by Barbara Belyea

Go Down Singing (p. 178-180)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Canadian Primal: Poets, Places, and the Music of Meaning by Mark Dickinson

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  • A House of Memory: Last Poems by David Helwig
  • Canticles II (Lost Scrolls) by George Elliott Clarke

Book(s) Reviewed

  • We Still Here: Hip Hop of the 49th Parallel by Charity Marsh and Mark V. Campbell

The Art of Weaving (p. 180-182)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Landings: Poems from Iceland by Harold Rhenisch

Post-Dated (p. 180-183)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • A History of Canadian Fiction by David Staines

Communal History (p. 181-182)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Rough and Plenty by Raymond A. Rogers

Book(s) Reviewed

  • As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Magnetic Equator by Kaie Kellough
  • Dominoes at the Crossroads by Kaie Kellough

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Uncle: Race, Nostalgia, and the Politics of Loyalty by Cheryl Thompson

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Cambridge Companion to Margaret Atwood: Second Edition by Coral Ann Howells

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Permanent Revolution by Gail Scott

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Genocidal Love: A Life After Residential School by Bevann Fox
  • Indianthusiasm by Hartmut Lutz, Florentine Strzelczyk and Renae Watchman

Scots and Empire (p. 186-188)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Writing the Empire: The McIlwraiths, 1853-1948 by Eva-Marie Kröller

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  • Indigenous Celebrity: Entanglements with Fame by Jennifer Adese and Robert Alexander Innes

A Labour of Love (p. 189-191)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The L. M. Montgomery Reader: Volume One: A Life in Print by Benjamin Lefebvre

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Villa Negativa: A Memoir in Verse by Sharon McCartney
  • One and Half of You by Leanne Dunic
  • All the People Are Pregnant by Andrew DuBois
  • Intruder by Bardia Sinaee

Cris de coeur (p. 189-191)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Essential Douglas LePan by Douglas LePan and John Barton
  • Mechanical Monkeys by Darrell Epp
  • The Haunted Hand by Louise Dupré

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Soft Zipper: Objects, Food, Rooms by George Bowering
  • Could Be by George Bowering

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  • Ying Chen’s Fiction: An Aesthetics of Non-Belonging by Rosalind Silvester

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  • Changing the Face of Canadian Literature by Dane Swan

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  • Shadow Life by Hiromi Goto

Book(s) Reviewed

  • St. Michael's Residential School: Lament and Legacy by Nancy Dyson and Dan Rubenstein

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Little Resilience: The Ryerson Poetry Chap-Books by Eli MacLaren

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Feel Ways: A Scarborough Anthology by Adrian De Leon, Téa Mutonji and Natasha Ramoutar
  • Indigenous Toronto: Stories That Carry This Place by Denise Bolduc, Mnawaate Gordon-Corbiere and Rebeka Tabobondung

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Blowing up the Skirt of History: Recovered and Reanimated Plays by Early Canadian Women Dramatists, 1876-1920 by Kym Bird

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  • Life Is Like Canadian Football and Other Authentic Folk Songs by Henry Adam Svec
  • Disintegration in Four Parts by Jean-March Ah-Sen, Emily Anglin, Devon Code and Lee Henderson

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Squall: Poems in the Voice of Mary Shelley by Chad Norman and Judith S. Bauer

Book(s) Reviewed

  • This Red Line Goes Straight to Your Heart: A Memoir in Halves by Madhur Anand