Nielsen, Susin 1

Molecules will never cease

The newly “blended” family at the heart of Susin Nielsen’s We Are All Made of Molecules might better be described as “coarsely chopped” rather than blended. FULL STORY


Cover image from The New Arcadia: Tahiti's Cursed Myth -- a tourist poses with the local belles

There is more to Tahiti than Paul Gauguin

As an anthropologist, Monique Layton wanted to show how and why eighteenth-century Otaheite became twenty-first-century Tahiti. Consequently she wrote The New Arcadia. Tahiti's Cursed Myth (FriesenPress $21.95).

“I started reading,” she says, “and soon fell in love, totally in love, like a teenager.” FULL STORY

Bracewell, Gerry on porch at home

The pride of Tatlayoko

We’ve asked Cariboo-Chilcotin journalist Sage Birchwater to comment on Gerry Bracewell’s memoir, Gerry Get Your Gun (Caitlin $24.95), released by… FULL STORY

Chambers, Nathalie Madrona Farm Upper Fields

How to Grow a Farm

Saving Farmland: The Fight for Real Food (Rocky Mountain $25) is their instructive and inspiring story. According to Saving Farmland,… FULL STORY


Pony Tales

It’s a horse race, of sorts. Nikki Tate has seven equestrian novels and now Julie White is catching up with… FULL STORY

Wright, Shelley Dundas Harbour

Ryga Award gets a boost

Shelley Wright’s Our Ice Is Vanishing / Sikuvut Nunguliqtuq: A History of Inuit, Newcomers, and Climate Change (McGill-Queens $39.95) has… FULL STORY


Goodbye Dubai

“My childhood was not that strange,” he says. “Riding bikes, camping, being bored at church or school, being nervous around… FULL STORY

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