Not okay

Non-binary jaye simpson (left) describes the trauma of being told they were a boy in their debut poetry collection, “it was never going to be okay.” FULL STORY


Stanley Park’s trees

Nina Shoroplova’s  Legacy of Trees: Purposeful Wandering in Vancouver’s Stanley Park (Heritage House $29.95) reveals the 130-year history and botanical… FULL STORY

1950s Neverland

Victoria’s Misha Handman has been shortlisted for the 6th annual Rakuten Kobo 2020 Emerging Writers Prize for speculative fiction for… FULL STORY

Tea culture for kids

Denyse Waissbluth studied tea culture in China and enjoyed tea in twenty countries while working as a journalist before writing… FULL STORY

WW2 camaraderie

Janet Love Morrison has written The Hawk and the Hare (Tidewater $22.95), a novel inspired by the true story of… FULL STORY

Soviet citizens

Maria Reva wrote Good Citizens Need Not Fear (Knopf $29.95) about a cast of characters living in a crumbling apartment… FULL STORY

Music, travel, love

In Czech Techno & Other Stories of Music (Anvil $18) Mark Jarman’s five tales are built around music and travel…. FULL STORY

A girl and three iron soldiers

Métis playwright Marie Clements’ latest work, Iron Peggy (Talonbooks $16.95) employs magic realism to span multi-generations and link contemporary times… FULL STORY

Love trickery

Tracing his dating history in Vancouver to find the love of his life, Kevin Spenst simultaneously probes the historical form… FULL STORY

Doukhobor doubt

B.A. Thomas-Peter’s debut novel, The Kissing Fence (Caitlin $24.95) begins with two separate stories about various characters dealing with their… FULL STORY

B.C.’s mule train driver

Susan Smith-Josephy has published, Cataline: The Life of BC’s Legendary Packer (Caitlin $22.95), with Irene Bjerky, about the historic “packer,” Jean… FULL STORY

Big bodies

Christina Myers edited Big: Stories about Life in Plus-Sized Bodies (Caitlin $24.95), a collection of non-fiction stories from 26 plus-sized,… FULL STORY

M is for John McKay

John McKay has written Sovereign of the Seas 1637: A Reconstruction of the Most Powerful Warship of its Day (Seaforth… FULL STORY

Himalaya karma

Mountaineer and entrepreneur, Michael Schauch turned his attention to fundraising and international mentorship after 20 years working in global investment…. FULL STORY

Renate goes roaming

When German-born Renate Belczyk set out in 1955 to tour the world with her childhood friend Sigrid, two young women… FULL STORY

The tale of Takaya

After spending several years documenting a lone coastal wolf on the islands of Discovery and Chatham, mere miles off Victoria’s… FULL STORY

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