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Author and illustrator Phoebe Gilman died Aug. 29 of breast cancer at the age of 62 in Toronto’s Princess Margaret Hospital. Here Susan Lawrence, Q&Q’s Books for Young People editor, pays tribute to Gilman. Phoebe ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Hundreds are buried in their season. When hatched, they must dig themselves out, and propel themselves clumsily across the open beach. Predators thin out their numbers in the rush to the sea, but even in ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

By Nadine McInnis

The 14 stories in Nadine McInnis’s Quicksilver are linked by a spectrum of characters somehow experiencing revelations in the midst of suspended lives. Mercury, the rare metal also known as “quicksilver,” is a recurrent image, ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

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A solution to the returns crisis? No. Since 1994, Toronto artist Tom Bendtsen has been using between 7,000 and 11,000 books to make his giant structures. The series is called Argument, and Bendtsen has so ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news, Opinion

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General Personal FinanceSimply Essential Personal Budgeting KitSylvia S. Lim, Self-Counsel Press, 1551803518, $15.95Helps readers track where their money goes and how to spend less. It also teaches how to set realistic financial goals and achieve ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Canada: Our Century in Sport, 1900-2000Dave Best, $60 cloth 1-55041-636-7, 608 pp., 1,000+ b&w and colour photos, 9 x 12, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Feb. Reviewed from unbound galleysCanada being Canada, there is no shortage of ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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In last month’s distribution survey, incorrect information from Westminster Books pertaining to orders placed with Raincoast Books and Random House of Canada led to Raincoast’s average delivery time being overstated and Random’s being understated. In ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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The literary gala is an unusual event. On these rare occasions, writers emerge from dark studies, put on presentable (for the most part) outfits, and venture into the company of their adoring fans – and, ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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Many small presses struggle to make their books stand out during the crowded Christmas season, but Lynx Images attracted plenty of attention with Disaster Canada. Released in October 2000, the book sold close to 15,000 ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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For the second year in a row, Random House of Canada held court on the day after the trade show ended, running a day-long simulated sales conference for more than 40 independent booksellers. After an ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news

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It’s been almost a year since the terrorist attacks on the U.S., and fall lists reflect stock-taking and fresh perspectives as the first anniversary of 9-11 approaches. Books by journalist Bob Woodward and Rudy Giuliani ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Book news