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Book Review
Oct 16, 2009

Messing with Mao

Meagan Perry
Denise Chong documents the story of Lu Decheng, a small town bus mechanic, imprisoned for thumbing his nose at Mao in her latest book. Chong chats with Meagan Perry in this book lounge interview.
Book Review
Oct 8, 2009

Fat for thought

Kellee Ngan
In a perfect world, this book wouldn't exist. Not because Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere isn't engaging or informative but because it reaffirms that we are still a society at war with our bodies.
Book Review
Oct 1, 2009

Out of body

Cara Ng
In her recent book, Bodies, Susie Orbach examines body despair in the Western world, and how our bodies are "made" through the brain's interaction with personal experiences and our environments.
Book Review
Sep 24, 2009

Misguided ideologues

Charles Demers
In this excerpt from his first novel, Charles Demers invites us into his protagonist Daniel's world in this exchange with his tragicomic landlord and Trotskyist, Gary.
Book Review
Sep 17, 2009

A better way for Africa

Joan Baxter
Dambisa Moyo is a young Zambian economist whose runaway bestselling book, Dead Aid: Why Aid is not Working and How there is a Better Way for Africa, has taken the world by storm.
Book Review
Sep 3, 2009

Oh Canada

Dave Markland
In his latest book, The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy, Yves Engler has undertaken the ambitious task of fully illuminating that blind spot by cataloguing Canada's crimes abroad.
Book Review
Aug 27, 2009

Poetics of dissent

Niranjana Iyer
Rana Bose's The Fourth Canvas is a novel of ideas as much as a thriller, with enough red herrings to make Agatha Christie proud, and enough progressive ideas to satisfy the most ardent activist.
Book Review
Aug 20, 2009

Five obvious food facts

George Fetherling
Bacon, A Love Story and Squeezed: What You Don't Know about Orange Juice are just two from a growing list of titles all about food. Read on for notable highlights of this increasingly popular genre.
Book Review
Aug 13, 2009

Hire me

Shane Patrick Murphy
A new collection of fiction explores the art of the cover letter and the angst and misfortunes of job searching.

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