Juggling Ghosts (p. 125-127)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Juggler's Children: A Journey into Family, Legend, and the Genes that Bind Us by Carolyn Abraham
  • The Hungry Ghosts by Shyam Selvadurai

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Book of Esther by Leanna Brodie
  • Blue Box by Carmen Aguirre

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Voluptuous Pleasure: The Truth About the Writing Life by Marianne Apostolides
  • Attack of the Copula Spiders by Douglas H. Glover

Book(s) Reviewed

  • La mauvaise mère by Marguerite Andersen

Regional Threats (p. 130-31)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Clear Skies, No Wind, 100% Visibility by Théodora Armstrong
  • The Tinsmith by Tim Bowling

Defying Definition (p. 131-32)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • V6A: Writing from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside by Elee Kraljii Gardiner and John Mikhail Asfour
  • unruly angels by Diane Buchanan

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Internodes by Ken Belford
  • Escape Velocity by Carmelita McGrath
  • Cosmographia: A Post-Lucretian Faux Micro-Epic by Michael Boughn

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Collected Poems of Patrick Lane by Patrick Lane, Donna Bennett and Russell Morton Brown

Home and Garden (p. 136-67)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Domestic Space Reader by Chiara Briganti and Kathy Mezei
  • Garden Plots: Canadian Women Writers and Their Literary Gardens by Shelley Boyd

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs/Thinking of Yu by Carole Fréchette
  • Penny Plain by Ronnie Burkett
  • Maggie and Pierre & The Duchess by Linda Griffiths

The Art of Losing (p. 139-42)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • A Dark Boat by Patrick Friesen
  • A Grain of Rice by Evelyn Lau
  • Threading Light: Explorations in Loss and Poetry by Lorri Neilsen Glenn
  • Wells by Jenna Butler

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Port Inventory by Donald McGrath
  • Perfection by Patrick Warner
  • Gift Horse by Mark Callanan
  • Ash Steps by M. Travis Lane

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Both Hands: A Life of Lorne Pierce of Ryerson Press by Sandra Campbell

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Feminist History in Canada: News Essays on Women, Gender, Work, and Nation by Catherine Carstairs and Nancy Janovicek

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  • Dancing Lessons: A Novel by Olive Senior

Book(s) Reviewed

  • To the Barricades by Stephen Collis
  • The Left in British Columbia: A History of Struggle by Gordon Hak

Book(s) Reviewed

  • When the Earth by Lisa Young
  • small flames by Dina E. Cox
  • kiyâm by Naomi McIlwraith
  • I see my love more clearly from a distance by Nora Gould
  • Galaxy by Rachel Thompson

(Un)Weaving CanLit (p. 152-54)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Unruly Penelopes and the Ghosts: Narratives of English Canada by Eva Darias-Beautell

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Alice Munro's Narrative Art by Isla Duncan

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Harem by Safia Fazlul
  • Tears of Mehndi by Raminder Sidhu
  • A Credit to Your Race by Truman Green

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Needs Improvement by Jon Paul Fiorentino
  • Allegheny, BC by Rodney DeCroo

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Canada by Richard Ford

Danger and Decorum (p. 160-61)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Sympathy Loophole by Jaime Forsythe
  • Sumptuary Laws by Cynthia Zimmerman and Nyla Matuk

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Tu seras journaliste : et autres œuvres sur le journalisme by Germaine Guèvremont

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Massacre Street by Paul William Zits
  • In the Dog House by Wanda John-Kehewin

Book(s) Reviewed

  • We Are Their Voice: Young People Respond to the Holocaust by Kathy Kacer
  • Lauren Yanofsky Hates the Holocaust by Leanne Lieberman

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Marshall McLuhan’s Mosaic: Probing the Literary Origins of Media Studies by Elena Lamberti

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Testament by Dennis Lee
  • The April Poems by Leon Rooke
  • Liquidities: Vancouver Poems Then and Now by Daphne Marlatt

Growing Pains (p. 166-67)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Age by Nancy Lee
  • Borrowed Body by Valerie Mason-John

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Mi’kmaq Anthology Volume 2: In Celebration of Rita Joe by Lesley Choyce, Theresa Meuse and Julia Swan
  • Stories in a New Skin: Approaches to Inuit Literature by Keavy Martin

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Private Journal of Captain G. H. Richards: The Vancouver Island Survey (1860-1862) by Linda Dorricott and Deidre Cullon
  • Father August Brabant: Saviour or Scourge? by Jim McDowell

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Paradoxides: Poems by Don McKay
  • Naked Trees by John Terpstra

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Opening Act: Canadian Theatre History 1945-53 by Susan McNicoll

Judith vs. Judy (p. 173-74)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Judith Merril: A Critical Study by Dianne Newell and Victoria Lamont

Stranger Debris (p. 174-75)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Tale-Teller by Susan Glickman
  • Inside by Alix Ohlin

Book(s) Reviewed

  • L’Alberta autophage: Identités, mythes et discours du pétrole dans l’Ouest canadien by Dominique Perron

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Pomme S : (1984, Volume III) by Éric Plamondon

Elements of Craft (p. 178-80)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Water Damage by Peter Norman
  • Meeting the Tormentors in Safeway by Alexandra Oliver
  • Birds, Metals, Stones, and Rain by Russell Thornton
  • Afloat by John Reibetanz

Book(s) Reviewed

  • This Isn't The Apocalypse We Hoped For by Al Rempel
  • Hooking by Mary Dalton
  • A Brief History of the Short-Lived by Chris Hutchinson

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Mississauga Portraits: Ojibwe Voices from Nineteneth-Century Canada by Donald B. Smith
  • Canoe Nation: Nature, Rice, and the Making of a Canadian Icon by Bruce Erikson

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Entre fleuve et rivière : correspondance entre Gabrielle Roy et Margaret Laurence by Paul Socken

Game Plan (p. 185-86)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Game Plan by Karen L. Wall

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Fanatics by William Bell
  • Ghost Moon by John Wilson
  • The Edge of When by Carol Matas

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Headmaster's Wager by Vincent Lam
  • A Cowherd in Paradise: From China to Canada by May Q. Wong

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Prendre acte by Andrée Yanacopoulo

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Selves and Subjectivities: Reflections on Canadian Arts and Culture by Veronica Thompson and Manijeh Mannani
  • Margaret Atwood and the Labour of Literary Celebrity by Lorraine M. York

Opinions & Notes

Last Pages

  • Notebook M by Susan Swan and Gillian Savigny
  • The Lease by Matthew Henderson
  • Sonar by Kristian Enright
  • I see my love more clearly from a distance by Nora Gould
  • repeater by Andrew McEwan