Anxious and unmotivated

Alex Laidlaw’s first collection of short stories focuses mainly on young people navigating life’s vicissitudes, some of whom need to get a grip says reviewer Heather Graham. FULL STORY

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AUTHORS & BOOKS

Medical trailblazer

In her second book, City in Colour: Rediscovered Stories of Victoria’s Multicultural Past (Touchwood 2018), May Q. Wong offers succinct… FULL STORY

Nine signs of depression

Rob Taylor’s “evidence-based poems” for “Oh Not So Great”: Poems from the Depression Project (Leaf Press $16.95) are derived from… FULL STORY

Tweets & trenches

“Bullets ripped the dirt up all round me but none of them were marked Black Jack.” — George ‘Black Jack’… FULL STORY

The Quest by Manolis

In 2018, at a time when millions are crossing borders to find a better life, the prolific Cretan-Canadian poet and… FULL STORY

The pride of McBride

Self-publisher Lloyd Jeck, age 87, was born in McBride, British Columbia in 1931. He attended a one-room school and learned… FULL STORY

We all bleed the same

Reviewer Anna Hall calls it “an exceptional book and a significant contribution to the conservation of killer whales.” Orca: How… FULL STORY

Woo-Woo in Hongcouver

In her comedic memoir about the Asian immigrant experience in British Columbia, The Woo-Woo (Arsenal Pulp $19.95) 2018), due in… FULL STORY

Joie de vivre & murder

Miriam Lisa Clavir, former conservator at the UBC Museum of Anthropology, now writes character-driven mystery novels. Her protagonist, Berry Cates,… FULL STORY

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