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In Stickboy, Shane Koyczan asks: what happens when the bullied begins to bully back? Reviewed by Michal Kozlowski. more

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Jill Boettger reviews Double Lives: Writing and Motherhood, a collection of 22 essays by women who are both mothers and writers. more

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Joseph Boyden shows a darker side of First Nations life—darker, but not dark enough to stop one from reading it. Reviewed by Patty Osborne. more

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Michael Hayward reviews Bonnie Bremser’s gritty memoirs that kick dust in the face of the romanticized Beatnik lifestyle. more

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Patty Osborne reviews The Americans Are Coming by Herb Curtis, a story set in the flyfishing lodges of the Miramichi region of New Brunswick. more

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For a man who’d once picked a shard of glass from his cheek while laughing, Dave sure could write a pretty melody. more

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Robert Everett-Green reviews The Best of Times by Ludwig Bemelmans, author of the Madeline stories, consisting of illustrated articles that Bemelmans wrote about his travels through Europe. more

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A Christmas Tale offers a decidedly French take on la famille dysfonctionnelle. more

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Chomsky and Co. breaks all the rules of documentary filmmaking, and not for the better. more

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Gimli back my eighty minutes! more

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Stray dogs napping in Punjab and Rajasthan, India. more

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This recent collection compiles the very best of the poet's oeuvre. more

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Every aspect of a book—the page dimensions, paper type, font, length of text line, space between text lines, margin sizes and so on—is the result of a designer’s decision. When these decisions are well made, then reading a book’s text is like reading more

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The Daily Show’s resident expert delivers another goofy and brilliant book. more

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Here, at last, are the uninspired chronicles of a man of few words. more

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I bought Revenge and began my education in how to manipulate history and maintain your honour as a Victorian lady. McGoogan’s book is an in-depth account of a detail-oriented, uncompromising, highly motivated and intelligent woman. more

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Deborah Baker uncovers archival letters, shedding new light on the expat Beats in India. more

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An excerpt from a Lonely Planet compendium of local idioms of the world. more

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 The Group of Seven “vision” is an inadequate way to describe an urban, multiracial, industrial society like Canada, and pretty much always was. more

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We were led outside to a gated courtyard, where we encountered the sound of furious scrubbing, a male voice growling a litany of “I hate” proclamations, and an unsteady woman in a hot pink jacket and pants at half mast. more

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

What’s the difference between weather and weather conditions? CBC Radio hosts use both, in equally solemn voices, but “weather conditions” sounds somehow more threatening than “weather.” Is it?

—Evelyn, Cyberspace

Read the answer from Geist Editors!

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