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BOOK REVIEWS

By Barbara Nickel

While so many poets follow up successful or promising first efforts with a rushed sophomore volume, it’s been 10 years since B.C.-based poet and children’s author Barbara Nickel published The Gladys Elegies, her award-winning debut ... Read More »

July 27, 2007 | Filed under: Poetry

By Kelley Armstrong

If you read only one “pre-menopausal necromancer dates werewolf and battles fake reality-TV psychics and real-life teen-runaway-abducting cultists” horror novel this year, No Humans Involved might not be the best choice.The seventh of 10 planned ... Read More »

July 27, 2007 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Joanna Goodman

Anybody who has sat beside a child in pain, unable to do anything to help, will find the opening of Joanna Goodman’s novel Harmony compelling reading. Six-month-old Evan was born with club feet, we learn, ... Read More »

July 27, 2007 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Anne Stone

With Delible, Vancouver writer and editor Anne Stone takes readers into the inner lives of two teenage girls, Melissa and Melora, coming of age in the Toronto suburbs in the early 1980s. The two sisters ... Read More »

July 27, 2007 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels