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

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

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

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

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Gimli back my eighty minutes! Read more

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Stray dogs napping in Punjab and Rajasthan, India. Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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Which of these three sentences, if any, are grammatically okay?

 
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