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

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Self-isolate with Iona

Past episodes of Iona Whishaw’s series saw romance bloom between amateur sleuth Lane Winslow and Inspector Frederick Darling; now Winslow… FULL STORY

Playing with fire

Piles of wood debris — called slash — left behind by logging operations in B.C. must be destroyed by slashburning… FULL STORY

The big league

A new collection of non-fiction stories from 26 plus-sized people tells how they navigate a society obsessed with thinness, including… 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

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