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Joelle Hann

Joanne Arnott "writes with great effort, feeling her way toward expression and sense without giving her life away as if it were in the "miscellaneous" box at a garage sale." Review by Joelle Hann. more

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Since my review of Yann Martel's novel Self (Knopf) in Geist No. 21, I have retrieved it from my bedside table and read it to the end. It's an attractive hardcover with a creamy yellow sleeve and the story, which stumped me at first, enthralled me wh more

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Speaking of jarring but effective writing, Bud Osborn's Lonesome Monsters (Anvil) successfully dramatizes the harsher side of urban life. This book, though it doesn't break new ground in form or content, depicts the Main-and-Hastingses of North Ameri more

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Yann Martel's novel Self (Knopf), seems aptly titled for a book that depicts a character growing from childhood into adulthood. Martel's first book, The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, kept me on my couch for chapter after chapter with tears i more

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I like good deals but sometimes a good tip will serve the same purpose. I was happy to find in Josey Vogels's My Messy Bedroom (VĂ©hicule Press) an intriguing tip on buying bras. more

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Canada Post hired me in January, and at first I worked at a station in my own neighbourhood, meaning I left my house at 6:48 a.m. to arrive at 6:52 a.m. Life seemed fair; I could have been posted in the suburbs. It lasted only two weeks, but back in more

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ADVICE FOR THE LIT-LORN
WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

What exactly is a preface? How long should it be? My editor has asked me to write one for my first book of non-fiction and I'm too embarrassed to admit my ignorance. Is it like an introduction?

—Still Learning, Saskatoon SK

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