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By Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer

Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer prefaces her third novel by noting that some of its more putatively dubious plot points are in fact true. Namely, until the late 1970s, Ontario had a bear-wrestling circuit, the Canadian National...

January 28, 2014 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Loretta Seto; Renné Benoit, illus

Vancouver screenwriter and playwright Loretta Seto’s debut picture book is a lovely, touching story that functions well as both entertainment and an introduction to a snippet of Chinese culture. A young girl is ...

March 19, 2013 | Filed under: Picture Books

By Rick Mercer

In the latest issue of the recently reanimated magazine The Baffler, Steve Almond takes aim at Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert for, among other things, being “parasites of the dysfunction they mock” and &l...

December 10, 2012 | Filed under: Reference

By Emily Schultz

Unleash rabid blonde killers in an apocalyptic New York City, then add a pregnant woman trying to make her way outside city limits to inform her married lover he’s the father. The result is an…

August 7, 2012 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Carrie Mac

The most recent offering from West Coast YA powerhouse Carrie Mac relates the experiences of 15-year-old Juniper (“Junie”) as her mother’s hoarding goes from problematic to potentially life-threateni...

April 19, 2012 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction