Memoir as poetry

Sharon Thesen (l.) collaborated with wig-maker Janet Gallant to write a long poem about Gallant’s life after her mother left her with an abusive father at age three and later finding out she was bi-racial. FULL STORY

AUTHORS & BOOKS

Love Alzheimer’s-style

Years after retiring from his 35-year newspaper reporting career, Bruce McLean published his debut novel The Mañana Treehouse (Thistledown $20)… FULL STORY

The tree elephant

Victoria-based Russ Willms has written and illustrated the picture book Elephants Do Not Belong in Trees (Orca $19.95), out this… FULL STORY

More fishing tales

Following on his debut The Codfish Dream: Chronicles of a West Coast Fishing Guide (Heritage 2018), David Giblin has published… FULL STORY

York Factory voyageurs

The York Factory Express (Ronsdale $24.95) is Nancy Marguerite Anderson’s portrayal of the voyagers who, between 1826 and 1854, paddled… FULL STORY

W is for Windley

Midnight Train to Prague (HarperCollins $24.99), about a young woman caught up in World War II’s tragic turmoil is Carol… FULL STORY

Five little indians

A writer of Cree ancestry, B.C. author Michelle Good has written Five Little Indians (Harper $22.99), a novel about a… FULL STORY

Canada’s opioid crisis

UBC law professor, Benjamin Perrin takes a penetrating look at opioid drug addiction in Overdose: Heartbreak and Hope in Canada’s… FULL STORY

Billy-Ray’s brief body

UBC assistant professor of Indigenous creative writing, Billy-Ray Belcourt has published his debut memoir, A History of My Brief Body… FULL STORY

Aguirre up for rich prize

Author and playwright, Carmen Aguirre has been shortlisted for the Siminovitch Prize, which recognizes excellence and innovation in Canadian theatre…. FULL STORY

Tranquille community care

Gary Steeves, a social and environmental activist has written Tranquility Lost: The Occupation of Tranquille & Battle for Community Care… FULL STORY

Drugs and healing

Joseph Dandurand’s The East Side of it All (Nightwood $18.95) draws on his experiences as a drug user and single… FULL STORY

In orbit

In her third collection of poems, Orrery (Harbour $18.95), Donna Kane explores ideas of consciousness, transformation and space travel through… FULL STORY

A traumatic life

In her tenth novel, Forest Green (Doubleday $29.95) Victoria-born Kate Pullinger explores how trauma can warp a life with the… FULL STORY

For the love of a child

Laesa Kim self-published a debut memoir Can’t Breathe (Paradox $20) that captures the nuances of life with a special-needs child…. FULL STORY

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