Mynett wins the Ryga Award

Geoff Mynett’s (left) deeply-researched book on a doctor who brought medical care & the first hospital to Northern B.C. in the early 1900s, has won the George Ryga Award for social awareness in literature. FULL STORY

In pursuit of Charlie

Sarah Louise Butler’s debut novel never mentions the words Sasquatch or Bigfoot. Rather the mysterious primate is a universal symbol… FULL STORY

Enter, colonizing settlers

Her 16 essays are “thought-provoking” says reviewer Ian Chunn and give opportunities to ponder how the difficulties of colonialism can… FULL STORY

Drawing social struggle

“I didn’t want the drawing sequence [of June 21, 1919, known as ‘bloody Sunday’] to be entertaining,” Lester says. “I… FULL STORY

Sky highs

Kirkby’s trip to the ancient Himalayan region of Zanskar and a 1000-year old Buddhist monastery, traveling with his wife and… FULL STORY

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

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