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At the World’s Edge-Curt Lang’s Vancouver: 1937–1998 by Claudia Cornwall

At the World’s Edge-Curt Lang’s Vancouver: 1937–1998  by Claudia Cornwall Mother Tongue Publishing (October 2011) Foreword by David Beers Introduction by Greg Lang At the World’s Edge tells the story of a man and a city. Curt Lang was a legend in Vancouver. An intellectual and a catalyst, Lang’s interests spanned many worlds. As a teenager, [...]

Brian Brennan on Leaving Dublin

  About Leaving Dublin: Writing My Way from Ireland to Canada Book Club Buddy: What do you think readers will find most notable about Leaving Dublin? Brian Brennan: For starters, the cover, designed by the very creative Chyla Cardinal of RMB | Rocky Mountain Books. It encapsulates in one striking image – that of a [...]

Claudia Cornwall on At the World’s Edge–Curt Lang’s Vancouver: 1937-1998

  Book Club Buddy: What do you think readers will find most notable about this book? Claudia Cornwall: I wrote a biography-memoir about Curt Lang because I never met anyone remotely like him.  He took more risks, was more inventive, and turned his hand to many more enterprises than anyone else I know. Curt was [...]

Deadly Fall by Susan Calder

Deadly Fall spends 9 weeks on the Calgary Herald Fiction Bestseller’s List Set in Calgary, Deadly Fall (TouchWood Editions, 2011), revolves around the investigation of insurance adjuster Paula Savard into the murder of her childhood friend, Callie. The death hits Paula hard. Once inseparable, she and Callie have grown distant in recent years. When the police [...]

Diana Hayes on This is the Moon’s Work

About your This is the Moon’s Work Book Club Buddy: What do you think readers will find most notable about this book? Diana Hayes: This is my first book that spans a period of almost four decades.   I have included poems written when I was in my early twenties but the majority are recent poems.  [...]

Far to Go ~ Reviewed by Annie Vigna

  Far to Go By Alison Pick House of Anansi Press Inc., Toronto 2010 309pp, $29.95 ISBN 978-0-88784-238-2 Reviewed by Annie Vigna   Alison Pick’s unnamed narrator, in Far to Go, begins by wishing that her story were a happy one; indeed, it is not. Pick carefully structures this work of historical fiction from vignettes of [...]

Gillian Sze on The Anatomy of Clay

  About The Anatomy of Clay Book Club Buddy: What do you think readers will find most notable about this book? Gillian Sze: Well, right off the bat, the cover gets rave reviews. It took me a while to figure it out, but when I told ECW what I envisioned, David Gee, the designer, got it perfectly. [...]

Leaving Dublin by Brian Brennan

Leaving Dublin: Writing My Way from Ireland to Canada by Brian Brennan Rocky Mountain Books (2011), 296 pages At the age of 23, I seemed to have it all. I had a coveted job in the Irish civil service as a customs and excise regulator, with a gold-plated pension plan, excellent promotion prospects and cradle-to-grave [...]

Ragged Company ~ Reviewed by Annie Vigna

Ragged Company by Richard Wagamese Doubleday Canada, 2008 376pp.  $29.95 978-0-385-66156-0 Reviewed by Annie Vigna Ragged Company is a novel about living and surviving on the street. DYING COLD SUCKS. Trust me.  I know….It’s a rough business….So when they told me that they found three of us dead on the first night of the cold [...]

Red Dog Red Dog ~ Reviewed by Annie Vigna

Red Dog Red Dog by Patrick Lane (McLelland and Stewart, 2008) Reviewed by Annie Vigna Red Dog Red Dog is Patrick Lane’s first work of fiction, published after more than twenty books of poetry and his memoir, There is a Season (2004). Lane’s stark realities have a way of soothing tortured souls.  His lyricism transcends [...]

Madame Zee by Pearl Luke

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