Book Review Apr 20
 The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed
Rahat Kurd | Beyond merely telling the sensational story of the destruction of a 300-year-old tree, John Vaillant's <I>The Golden Spruce</I> puts before us the basic human need for clear space on which to build s
Book Review Apr 19
 Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak
Mary-Lou Zeitoun | Deborah Ellis wrote <I>Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak</I> to share the stories she'd heard first-hand from children who struggle to live their daily lives against a backdrop of
Book Review Apr 16
 All My Friends Are Superheroes
Maha Zimmo | Andrew Kaufman twirls the reader through the story of Tom and &#226;eoeThe Perfectionist&#226;e in <I>All My Friends are Superheroes</I> in a tale that, in the end, is a gentle love story . All of T
Book Review Apr 6
 Emily Kato
Mariko Tamaki | <I>Emily Kato</I> is a revisit of <I>Itsuka,</I> Kogawa's second novel, which followed her acclaimed <I>Obasan.</I> <I>Obasan</I> was published in the early 1980s as Japanese-Canadians fought to win
Book Review Apr 5
 Consensual Genocide
Elizabeth Ruth | Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a busy woman. The 30-year-old U.S.-raised, Toronto-based queer Sri Lankan writer is also a spoken-word artist, activist, event organizer and teacher. After 7 years
Book Review Apr 4
 Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama bin Laden
Matt Carr | Until the publication <I>Messages to the World,</I> Osama bin Laden's public interventions were available only in fragments. Now Duke religion professor Bruce Lawrence has assembled a comprehensive
Book Review Mar 23
 Curse of the Narrows: The Halifax Explosion 1917
Moira Farr | The masterful technique of Laura M. MacDonald's <I>Curse of the Narrows,</I> a meticulous reconstruction of the infamous Halifax explosion and its aftermath, makes it equally possible to appreciate t
Book Review Mar 22
 The Bicycle Eater
Carlyn Zwarenstein | "Only the brutal Caribbean sun would extinguish the fire that Anna had kindled beneath my skin." So says the heartbroken Christophe, the hallucinatory monologuist of Larry Tremblay's <I>The Bicycle E
Book Review Mar 21
 Killing Time
Ilana Stanger-Ross | In sparse, at times staccato, language, Hank Schachte explores the relationship between memory and time and the wonderful and terrible dependencies created by people who love, but cannot rescue, one
Book Review Mar 9
 In Praise of Slow: How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed
Rebecca Silver Slayter | Speed has acquired an unnatural priority in the industrialized world, argues Carl Honor&#195;&#169; in <i>In Praise of Slow.</i> But an organic uprising of dawdlers is taking the time to build an alt
Book Review Mar 8
Yohannes Edemariam | On the streets, in the bars, in the clapboard houses of St. John's, <I>Alligator'</I>s motley characters jostle for position. In short-story writer Lisa Moore's acclaimed first novel, which recently
Book Review Mar 7
 With a Rough Tongue: Femmes Write Porn
Jennifer O'Connor | There are no euphemisms in the new anthology <i>With a Rough Tongue: Femmes Write Porn</I>. The sex scenes are full out and raunchy (sometimes bordering on too much information.) Also, no matter who
Book Review Feb 23
Margaret Christakos | Jordan Scott has had the life work of a stutter, and his stuttering has led him to poetry, to making the work of how words are hauled out as migratory and transatlantic as an immigration tale. In <i>
Book Review Feb 20
 Embracing the Infidel: Stories of Muslim Migrants on the Journey West
Matt Carr | If "bogus" asylum seekers and "economic migrants" tend to be portrayed as a parasitical breed of humanity, migrants from Muslim countries are deemed an even greater threat, as potential carriers of t
Book Review Feb 18
chris cavanagh | All books are interventions in the world &#226;e" some seek to sustain things as they are and some push for urgent and necessary change. Reviewed here are five books the status quo should fear: inclu