Book Review Jun 11
 Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Travels in the Other China
Stuart and Brendan Woods | It's really only in the last 20 years or so that China has opened its borders to Western tourists and even as thousands of people prepare to descend on Beijing this summer, most of China is still unt
Book Review Jun 5
 Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment
Stuart Neatby | Peter Hallward's new book is the first comprehensive account of how the international community helped orchestrate the 2004 coup d'etat in Haiti, who the actors were in Haiti and internationally, wha
Book Review May 28
 The Sherpa and Other Fictions
Aneka Rao | Immigrant literature about young adults, like the 1970s "after school special," is often about learning life lessons, but with the twist of immigrant perspective and without the cheesy dialogue and e
Book Review May 22
 Front&Centre and The Four-sixteen
Melanie Redman | Book publisher Matthew Firth launched Black Bile Press in 1994 with a tiny literary magazine called <i>Black Cat 115</i>. In 1998, he let that zine die and started publishing <i>Front&Centre</i>, a
Book Review May 15
 Canada Steel
Scott McWhinnie | After the closure of the Canada Steel plant, Gus Popadopolous and his family of Hamilton begins to implode under the pressures of the new world order: rampant globalization, industrial decline and co
Book Review May 12
 A Mother's Road to Kandahar
Gina Whitfield | When you think of Mother's Day, the traditional gifts come to mind, like cheesy greeting cards, flowers and chocolates. This year, skip the sweets and, instead, buy your mother a copy of Andria Hill-
Book Review May 8
 Exalted Subjects: Studies in the Making of Race and Nation in Canada
Sunera Thobani | If the civilizational narratives that frame the war on terror promote a racial solidarity within the west then this bonding relies primarily on its racial coding of the enemy as non-western. With thi
Book Review May 1
 Paradigm Shift: Globalization and the Canadian State
Gregory Albo | Neoliberalism came on to the political scene as a project of the New Right and major corporate interests with the crisis of Keynesianism in the 1970s. In Canada, Bob Rae, Roy Romanow, Gary Doer and J
Book Review Apr 24
 Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
Jenn Watt | Poor people are poor because they don't have money. It seems pretty basic, but according to Paul Polak's <i>Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail</i>, our theories on solving po
Book Review Apr 17
Ben Shingler | The first novel of acclaimed Montreal-based writer Nicolas Dickner carries the reader across time and space to meet a garbage-obsessed archeologist, explore the history of female piratery, and learn
Book Review Apr 16
 The Outcast
Stuart and Brendan Woods | Short-listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction, UK author, Sadie Jones' debut has been lauded for its "elegant and spare" prose and its "raw and explosive" plot. Set in 1950s London, <i>The Outcast</i
Book Review Apr 10
 In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction
Lief Eriksen | People from all walks of life struggle with addictions to both behaviours and substances, and few people know this better than Vancouver physician Dr. Gabor Mate.
Book Review Apr 4
 Writers Under Siege: Voices of freedom from around the world
Tara Quinn | The works collected in PEN's latest anthology, <i>Writers Under Siege</i>, were published in commemoration of the organization's recent eighty-fifth anniversary. Varying across continents and genres
Book Review Mar 27
 The Myth of Mars and Venus: Do Men and Women Really Speak Different Languages?
Romy Clark | Soundbite science and self-help manuals would have you believe that men and women can't communicate. Deborah Cameron's new book shows that the real issues are to do with power.
Book Review Mar 20
 The Milk Chicken Bomb
Aneka Rao | Andrew Wedderburn's debut novel is a tale about life in small-town Alberta as seen through the eyes of a ten-year-old boy. Capturing the idiosyncrasies of life in Alberta and then some, the book's ac