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Wiebe, Rudy: Come Back

Wiebe, Rudy Come Back Knopf Canada, 2014 HC 268 pages Western Canadian writer Rudy Wiebe’s latest novel, Come Back is a searing, psychologically rich cri de coeur — an elderly father’s confused, enraged, heartbroken appeal to the universe to find … Continue reading

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You’ve Seen It Before: Predictive Imagery in Michael Crummey’s Sweetland

As mentioned in the main review, Michael Crummey’s Sweetland is full of hints and suggestions of another reality beyond what we might consider the normal everyday — places which, as Moses, the protagonist notes, can’t be found on a map.  … Continue reading

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Toews, Miriam: All My Puny Sorrows

Toews, Miriam All My Puny Sorrows Knopf Canada, 2014 Hardcover, 321 pages Newsflash:  longlisted for the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize! Much has already been said about Miriam Toews’ latest novel, All My Puny Sorrows — that it is searingly honest, … Continue reading

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Galloway, Steven: The Confabulist

Galloway, Steven The Confabulist Knopf Canada, 2014 Softcover, 301 pages Martin Strauss’s story does not begin well.  We first meet the protagonist of Steven Galloway‘s splendid new novel, The Confabulist, as he sits listening to his doctor tell him he … Continue reading

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Dubé, Peter: The City’s Gates

Dubé, Peter The City’s Gates Cormorant Books, 2012 Paperback, 327 pages Review by:  Kerry Riley The first in a series inspired by a summer pilgrimage to Montreal’s Argo Bookshop to explore new Canadian fiction from a Montreal perspective. It is … Continue reading

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A Pilgrimage to Montreal’s Argo Bookshop

A Pilgrimage to Montreal’s  Argo Bookshop by: Kerry Riley It seems a very Canadian thing that this intrepid lover of Can Lit should find herself, one recent, sweltering but sunny blue July day, caught up in the raucous groove and … Continue reading

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Campbell, Rebecca: The Paradise Engine

Campbell, Rebecca The Paradise Engine NeWest Press, 2013 Softcover, 268 pages Review by:  Kerry Riley A First Novel from an Interesting New Voice in Canadian Fiction As all of us who lived through the Y2K craziness at the advent of … Continue reading

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