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Unwin, Peter: Searching For Petronius Totem

Unwin, Peter Searching For Petronius Totem Freehand Books, 2017 Softcover, 247 pages Let me get straight to the point. This is a brilliant book: a savagely satirical romp, a slaughterhouse for sacred cows (tender sensibilities beware) an eulogy for the … Continue reading

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Casper, Claudia: The Mercy Journals

Casper, Claudia The Mercy Journals Arsenal Pulp Press, 2016 Softcover, 231 pages Claudia Casper is a Vancouver writer, who, over the last twenty years or so, has been making a name for herself with a series of well-regarded novels beginning … Continue reading

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Barwin, Gary: Yiddish for Pirates

Barwin, Gary Yiddish for Pirates Random House Canada, 2016 337 pages For someone who considers herself at least somewhat versed in the Canadian writing and arts scene, I am mystified as to how it could be that I had not … Continue reading

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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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Crummey, Michael: Sweetland

Crummey, Michael Sweetland Doubleday Canada, 2014 HC, 318 pages Michael Crummey, now firmly established as one of our pre-eminent Canadian writers, has, throughout his career, explored, with extraordinary depth of perception, the peculiar and particular emotional ache that arises from … Continue reading

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Unwin, Peter: Life Without Death and Other Stories

Unwin, Peter Life Without Death and Other Stories Cormorant Books, 2013 Softcover, 180 pages Peter Unwin is a writer for whom I had developed a deep and enduring admiration on the basis of one story alone, read a number of … Continue reading

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Richards, David Adams: Crimes Against My Brother

Richards, David Adams Crimes Against My Brother Doubleday Canada, 2014 Hardcover, 400 pages In his latest novel, Crimes Against My Brother, Richards returns, as is his wont, to the Miramichi River, in his native New Brunswick, to once again cast … Continue reading

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