A womb without a view until the ’50s

In From Right to Left: Maternalism and Women’s Political Activism in Postwar Canada, Brian Thorn profiles women in the 1940s and ’50s who were active at all points along the political spectrum. FULL STORY

THE ORMSBY REVIEW: non-fiction

#89 Rebels with legal causes

REVIEW: Lawyers’ Empire: Legal Professions and Cultural Authority, 1780-1950 By W. Wesley Pue Vancouver: UBC Press, 2016. $75 / 978-0-7748-3309-7 Reviewed… FULL STORY

#81 A fan of Fen

SUB-HEAD Briony Penn reviews a major volume devoted to painter James Fenwick Lansdowne (1937-2008). INTRO The ROM was showing Fen… FULL STORY

#79 Emptying the Grasslands

REVIEW: Crossing Home Ground: A Grassland Odyssey through Southern Interior British Columbia By David Pitt-Brooke Madeira Park: Harbour, 2016. $32.95  / … FULL STORY

#76 Trump’s wall foretold

Claudia Casper’s futuristic third novel, The Mercy Journals (Arsenal  2016) foretold Trump’s threatened wall between the U.S. and Mexico. It… FULL STORY

#75 Before the flood

REVIEW: Ootsa Lake Odyssey: George and Else Seel — A Pioneer Life on the Headwaters of the Nechako Watershed by… FULL STORY

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