Book Reviews



Commies in Canada

Laurie Lewis has written a smart, concise and humourous memoir about being a "little comrade" in Canada during the McCarthy era. more

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Greatest Dreams

The new chapbook from the Writers' Exchange promises to reveal its contributors' (elementary school kids) greatest dreams. more

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Fear and Loathing in Upper Canada

In the 1800s, many young women came to Canada from Ireland but not many of them fell in love with black men who had fled north via the underground railway. more

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Double or Nothing: hard to resist

Have you ever wanted to take a wild ride inside the mind of a teenager, a teenager who’s a compulsive gambler? more

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Ian McEwan, what are ya doin'?

A cranky reader on Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan more

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Books in the House

How many books are you reading right now and in what rooms? more

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Madeleine Thien: Dogs at the Perimeter

Is there any part of us that lasts, that is incorruptible, the absolute centre of who we are?” more

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Jeanette Winterson: Happy, Not Normal

The pursuit of happiness requires "a salmon-like determination to swim upstream, however choppy upstream is, because this is your stream." more

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Stifling Folds of Love

Love, celebrity and photography gone mad. more

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