Familial duty, resentment & guilt

Two sets of sisters are suddenly thrust into the role of family caretakers in Annabel Lyon’s (left) upcoming novel Consent (Penguin Random House). It leads to a tangled web. FULL STORY

Christina Meyers doesn't believe there is a best way to describe body shapes. [TwinLens Photography].


The big league

Growing up on the heavy side of weight norms comes with a lot of social problems but it can also be character-building.

A new collection of non-fiction stories from 26 plus-sized people tells how they navigate a society obsessed with thinness, including some who developed important life skills while growing up “big.” FULL STORY

Cast out of the garden

As bombs fell and armed militias invaded cities, towns and the countryside, Juma’s friend said, “Maison Rouge is a refugee… FULL STORY

Off the beaten track

Reviewer John Moore says the constant in Carolan’s stories is the timeless-centered lives of people he encountered, whether they are… FULL STORY

One-night stands

Her second collection, The Swan Suit, contains a story called “East O” in which we are introduced to the last… FULL STORY

Orca-strations

Mark Leiren-Young has written Orcas Everywhere: The Mystery and History of Killer Whales (Orca $24.95) for young people, inspired by… FULL STORY

Family trees

“What are families other than fictions?” asks one of Michael Christie’s characters. “And like all stories, families are not born,… FULL STORY

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