There is no permanence

Based on the 4,000-year-old Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilmour Walker’s “desert musings on sex and death” in his contemporary Provoked by Gilgamesh intrigue and delight reviewer Peter Babiak. REVIEW

Vancouver's Abortion Caravan, wearing black headscarves, reaches Parliament Hill, May 1970


Watching all the girls go by

Two researchers have traced how the RCMP was spying on Canadian women's groups such as the Vancouver Women's Caucus in the 1970s.

As feminism arose, reviewer Larry Hannant says, “the RCMP did what it did best — keeping the recording machine running.” FULL STORY

The suitcase and the jar

Reviewer Carys Cragg calls Livingston’s journey, told in The Suitcase and the Jar, “masterfully overwhelming and at once heartbreaking and stunningly… FULL STORY

The Sea Lord vs. Winnie

Writing in the Times Literary Supplement, Jan Morris has described Gough’s dual biography as “enthralling” and “a work of profound… FULL STORY

First Comings

According to reviewer Becki L. Ross, “Lori Brotto’s Better Sex not only inoculates the reader against the scourge of sexual… FULL STORY

Build it and they will chum

More than a decade later, their communal practice of women helping women has maintained its radically egalitarian ethic. Mudgirls Manifesto: … FULL STORY

Julia, graphically yours

Michael Kluckner admires Henshaw’s talents but acknowledges his dismay at her anti-suffrage sentiments, British imperialism and racism. He counters with… FULL STORY

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