From the fur trade to the UBC archives

The title of librarian Laurenda Daniells’ memoir, Royal Blood, refers to her great-grandmother Sally (at left), daughter of an Okanagan chief, who married Scottish-born fur trader Alexander Ross. FULL STORY


Getting Tecknical

Whereas books pertaining to logging and fishing in British Columbia are common, literary attempts to profile events in the mining… FULL STORY

Submerged guilt

The son of German post-war immigrants who were children during World War II, Roger Frie, a non-Jew, was awarded the… FULL STORY

Brazilian whacks

In Grant Patterson’s first two books about a semi-reluctant, private eye in Brazil, we follow Will Bryant, formerly a Canadian… FULL STORY

Rory gets around

Although he can no longer pipe, hike or travel to exotic lands, and although he’s been reduced to shuffling about… FULL STORY

Creedom reigns

“When I was growing up,” writes acclaimed Cree playwright Thomson Highway in his remarkable prologue to From Oral to Written:… FULL STORY

Noteworthy hangings

Nancy J. Hughes’s second book, Found Art of the Clans Erskine & Holland 1710-1965 (Victoria: Wildflower Publishing House, 2017 $30)… FULL STORY

Wild Wood

Robert Julian Wood has been a professional architect, a pioneering mountaineer, an organizer of ocean-to-alpine expeditions, an instructor of wilderness… FULL STORY

Rhythm & bruise

The rise of Vancouver-born Eliza Robertson has been meteoric. In 2013, Robertson accepted the Commonwealth Short Story Prize from John… FULL STORY

Here Be Dragons in Alberta

Carolyn Dale, a retired veterinarian and flight instructor, has self-published numerous mystery novels and an autobiography. A short story written… FULL STORY

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