Category Archives: Books

Caroline Woodward re-releases Alaska Highway Two-Step

It’s not often these days a novel gets a second chance at life. Author Caroline Woodward’s first novel, Alaska Highway Two-Step, will get just that, with a new edition being released this month by Harbour Publishing. Woodward’s novel tells the … Continue reading

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Convergence 2016 Writers Weekend

Looking for a way to use your writing talents to inspire and guide a progressive 21st century? Join renowned Canadian authors J. Edward Chamberlin and Sharon Butala for Convergence 2016: The Spirit in the Landscape, a special weekend writers’ retreat … Continue reading

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The Evolutionary’s Manifesto: The Way Forward or Pie in the Sky?

Cover image from Evolutionaries, an important book for social progressives. Carter Phipps in his book Evolutionaries cites John Stewart’s 2008 evolutionary manifesto, in which he calls upon “intentional evolutionaries” to “recognize that they have a critical role to play in … Continue reading

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Laundry Lines—Telegraphing Memory and Experience

Normally I wouldn’t have much interest in a collection so firmly based in women’s experience. It’s a history I can’t possibly hope to understand at the same level as a woman. But Laundry Lines by Ann Elizabeth Carson goes far … Continue reading

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Memoirs—Sideways and Otherwise

“If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other … Continue reading

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Charet-Calles launches memoir of 1975 Cambodian orphanage

Does one ever truly recover from a wartime experience? It’s a question that underlines many of the passages in Eloise Charet-Calles’ newly published memoir, Never Without Our Children (Editions Bambou 2015). As a 23-year-old young woman, Eloise and her sister … Continue reading

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Margoshes’ Wager a Novel Leap of Imagination

INTRODUCTION: This week I’m featuring an interview with novelist Dave Margoshes, whose earlier novel Drowning Man I reviewed favourably in this blog on November 17, 2014 as The Lost Kootenay Novel. (See Book Reviews thread.) This year the prolific Margoshes … Continue reading

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