Book Review Feb 6
 The Boys, or, Waiting for the Electrician's Daughter
Maggie Helwig | John Terpstra's <i>The Boys, or, Waiting for the Electrician's Daughter</i>, a nominee for the 2006 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, is an affecting story of an ordinary family coping w
Book Review Feb 5
 A Troublemaker's Handbook 2: How to Fight Back Where You Work and Win!
Judy Rebick | Edited by veteran union journalist Jane Slaughter, <I>A Troublemaker's Handbook</I> is a must-have for anyone trying to do progressive work in a union or a workplace. It is a well organized, up-to-d
Book Review Feb 4
 Our Bodies, Ourselves: A New Edition for a New Era
Kathleen O'Grady | When the Boston Women's Health Collective set out, 35 years ago, to write a comprehensive women's health guide that valued the experiences of women, little did they know they would spark a movement.
Book Review Jan 23
 Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
Gillian Burnett | In <I>Nine Parts of Desire</I>, journalist Geraldine Brooks aims to provide a more complex vision of Islam for Westerners than that which prevailed in the mid-nineties. She examines how the Quran, a
Book Review Jan 22
 Michael Moore: A Biography
Carlyn Zwarenstein | In his first biography! See Moore as he runs for the high school board in order to fire his principal, peek into his time as publisher of community newspaper <I>The Flint Voice</I>, and watch his for
Book Review Jan 20
 Kill the Robot
Kristi-ly Green | Toronto indie rock goddess (The Hidden Cameras and The Republic of Safety) and award-winning playwright Maggie MacDonald is stewing about what the future might hold. Based on her new back-to-the-Cold
Book Review Jan 19
 State of the World 2006
Scott Redding | The Worldwatch Institute's annual State of the World reports keep track of environmental issues and forecast the next global challenges. This year, China and India's twin rise in the global economy i
Book Review Jan 18
 Trout Stanley
Laurel Smith | Claudia Dey's remarkable new play, <I>Trout Stanley,</I> chronicles the lives of twin sisters in a small B.C. town. Grace runs the local dump, and Sugar hasn't left the house since their parents' dea
Book Review Jan 12
 The Immaculate Conception
Carlyn Zwarenstein | Hitting the reader in the gut is a time-honoured strategy, one of a writer's many potentially magical tools. In Ga&#195;&#169;tan Soucy's <I>The Immaculate Conception,</I> the ghastly details support
Book Review Jan 11
 For Those Whom God Has Blessed with Fingers
Rebecca Silver Slayter | Ken Sparling, an agile minimalist, has stripped the novel form so bare that, after reading a few pages of <I>For Those Whom God Has Blessed with Fingers,</I> you may begin to fear that you are faced
Book Review Jan 9
 The Enemy Within
Jenn Watt | Nalini Warriar's <i>The Enemy Within</i> delivers a detailed tour of the internal (and, frequently, the external) landscape of an Indian immigrant in Quebec, struggling to keep her sense of self in a
Book Review Dec 21
rabble staff | As 2005 wraps up, it's the perfect time to look back on the year and &#226;e&#166; read more book lounge reviews! That way, when someone asks you what you <I>really</I> want to read during your time
Book Review Dec 15
 The Pig That Wants to be Eaten: And Ninety-Nine Other Thought Experiments
Damian Tarnopolsky | The thought experiments in Julian Baggini's <I>The Pig That Wants to be Eaten</I> use appealing examples to raise serious questions: an environmentalist travels by greenhouse-gas-emitting jumbo jet
Book Review Dec 14
 The Republicans
Rita Leistner | Montreal-born photojournalist Steve Simon lays the pageantry and exhibitionism of American politics bare in his third book, <I>The Republicans.</I> Simon's work has a humour and irony that is particu
Book Review Dec 13
Michelle Langlois | So you're looking for a good book to give that special young person in your life, but your pesky politics and high standards are making it a challenge. Here are a few ideas that might make life a lit

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