Book Reviews

Twisting Mean (p. 125-127)

Book(s) Reviewed

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

Mimetic Histories (p. 127-128)

Book(s) Reviewed

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

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

Book(s) Reviewed

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

Book(s) Reviewed

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

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

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

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

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Collapsible by Tim Conley
  • Echolocation by Karen Hofmann

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

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

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

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

  • The Towers of Babylon by Michelle Kaesar

Book(s) Reviewed

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

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Book(s) Reviewed

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

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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

Sinews and Sheaves (p. 159-161)

Book(s) Reviewed

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

Book(s) Reviewed

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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

Jiaozi and Pirozhki (p. 172-173)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Spinster Kang by Zoë S. Roy

Book(s) Reviewed

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

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Reproduction by Ian Williams

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