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A book of bill bissett’s (left) poems from 1957 – 2019 fills more than 500 pages and shows that he lives up to the decades-old cliché of being a modern day William Blake. Review by Heidi Greco. FULL STORY

The Grill & Chop Suey Restaurant, Clinton, B.C., 2011. Imogene Lim photo.


Ginger beef and fried macaroni

Ann Hui's bestseller about Chinese cafes has won the award for Best Book on Chinese Canadian History.

“Chop suey” cafes and restaurants continue to dot the Canadian landscape. Imogene Lim reviews Ann Hui’s overview from Victoria to Newfoundland. 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

From alienation to adulation

Flow is a wonderful, 640-page tribute by Michael Barnholden and Talonbooks, according to Grahame Ware, who providess an extensive response.

A Peakbagger’s Guide

Glorious Mountains lists North Shore peaks by height, difficulty, best berry patches, best for kids, most masochistic, etc. The Glorious… FULL STORY

Shale fellow, well met

Yoho National Park, on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains in B.C., figures prominently in Rocks, Ridges, and Rivers…. FULL STORY

The birdman of Tofino

For hardcore birders and casual watchers alike, Adrian Dorst’s 560-page volume has been gleaned from sixty years of experience. The… FULL STORY

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