Coast Salish art book gets civic boost

Susan Point (right), beside Vancouver poet laureate Christie Charles, reacts to news that a book on her art, written by Robert D. Watt, has won the 2019 City of Vancouver Book Award. FULL STORY

Michael Christie, a former carpenter, lives in Victoria and on Galiano Island. Cedar Bowers photo.


Family trees

Michael Christie's multi-generational family story, Greenwood, set in a dystopian future, links the fate of five people over 120 years

“What are families other than fictions?” asks one of Christie’s characters. “And like all stories, families are not born, they are invented, pieced together from love and lies and nothing else.” FULL STORY

Highway murder

You know a novel is working when you are disappointed when it ends—and you would prefer to remain in the… FULL STORY

A self-propelled man

His memoir, Lines on a Map, has been shortlisted for the Banff Mountain Book Competition in the Adventure Travel category…. FULL STORY

Ursus arctos horribilis

Averse to anthropomorphizing “Coola” and “Grinder,” Shelley Hrdlitschka and Rae Schidlo put the pair in the spotlight for conservationist principles…. FULL STORY

Tales from North of 60

Reviewer Paul Falardeau says Van Camp’s tone is conversational, whether hearing a tape recording or the gossip of aunties, we… FULL STORY

Rolf Knight (1936-2019)

Possibly his most important work is Indians at Work: An Informal History of Native Indian Labour in British Columbia 1858-1930… FULL STORY

Bound to be homeward

Like Alex Colville paintings and Alice Munro short stories that stay with us, his stories can range from vaguely disconcerting… FULL STORY

Ode to Island Life

A new book examines the layered life on islands in the Salish Sea, including Salt Spring Island. Review by Theresa… FULL STORY

Sea Otters: A History

The B.C. sea otter population (approx. 6,000) are descendants of 89 Alaskan otters relocated to Vancouver Island in 1969-72. Review by… FULL STORY

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