This little bear went to Stanley Park

“The late Alasdair Cairns Russell (l.) created a character about a Whistler bear cub that travelled to Vancouver in a garbage truck. A book inspired by his notes and drawings has now been published by his mother.” FULL STORY

Playwright Karim Alrawi has also written children's books including The Mouse Who Saved Egypt.


Tales of Arabian feasts

Nothing heals the body like a good meal, and nothing soothes the soul like a good story. -- Old Arabic saying

The latest title in the Fairy Tale Feasts series, in which prominent writers of diverse cultures pair tales with traditional recipes, covers Arabic cuisine and stories. FULL STORY

Tibet dries; Asia dies

B.C.’s Michael Buckley has edited a collection of quotes from the Dalai Lama that calls for environmental preservation, particularly in… FULL STORY

Man’s best friend

Rose’s characters are damaged and, in most of her stories, animals provide some relief to their miserable lives. But not… FULL STORY

Reap what you sow

Although admitting she doesn’t have a green thumb, Farrant was beguiled by her local gardening columnist who she says offers… FULL STORY

Oppression & resilience

Thomson’s book is a conversation between first & second generation immigrants to Canada, a decades-long argument between mother and daughter,… FULL STORY

Shadows in our sunshine

Howard White’s Here on the Coast: Reflections from the Rainbelt culminates with a sketch about Hubert Evans, who lived in Robert’s Creek… FULL STORY

Having my baby

In a new graphic novel, Myriam Steinberg shares her tumultuous and at times heart-breaking journey through several miscarriages to at last… FULL STORY

CanLit does YiddishLit

A small loosely-knit group, the Vancouver School of Yiddish translators has come together to remedy the loss of their culture’s… FULL STORY

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