Book Reviews


Barney’s Version by Mordecai Richler

A Perfect Night to Go to China by David Gilmour

Testament by Nino Ricci

The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews

Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje

The Gunny Sack by M.G. Vassanji

The Bishop’s Man by Linden MacIntyre

Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott

La Guerre, Yes Sir! by Roch Carrier

Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson

Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards

Not Wanted on the Voyage by Timothy Findley

Kiss of the Fur Queen by Tomson Highway

Stanley Park by Timothy Taylor

The Bone Cage by Angie Abdou

Unless by Carol Shields

The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis

The Birth House by Ami McKay

A Subtle Thing by Alicia Hendley

Tide Road by Valerie Compton

The Canterbury Trail by Angie Abdou

Microserfs by Douglas Coupland

Annabel by Kathleen Winter

Memoir of a Good Death by Anne Sorbie

The Incomparable Atuk by Mordecai Richler

Tay John by Howard O’Hagan

Fall by Colin McAdam

Room by Emma Donoghue

Rockbound by Frank Parker Day

Combat Camera by A.J. Somerset

Pattern Recognition by William Gibson

Jason’s Quest by Margaret Laurence

Cockroach by Rawi Hage

The Song of Kahunsha by Anosh Irani

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Clockwork Angels by Kevin J. Anderson

The Perfect Order of Things by David Gilmour

419 by Will Ferguson

When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid

Ru by Kim Thúy

And the Birds Rained Down by Jocelyne Saucier

Short Story Collections:

The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro

Moral Disorder by Margaret Atwood

This Cake is for the Party by Sarah Selecky

Mennonites Don’t Dance by Darcie Friesen Hossack

Murder in the Dark by Margaret Atwood

The Iron Bridge by Anton Piatigorsky

Riptides: New Island Fiction by Richard Lemm (editor)

Island: The Collected Stories by Alistair MacLeod

Hellgoing by Lynn Coady


That Night We Were Ravenous by John Steffler

Burning House by Richard Lemm

Midnight Found You Dancing by John Smith

Changing on the Fly by George Bowering

More to Keep Us Warm by Jacob Scheier

Execution Poems by George Elliott Clarke

Loop by Anne Simpson

Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems by Randall Maggs

The Good News About Armageddon by Steve McOrmond

Guesswork by Jeffery Donaldson

Song of the Taxidermist by Aurian Haller

Lessons in Falling by T.B. Perry

Girlwood by Jennifer Still

Shades of Green by Brent MacLaine

Inland Waterways by Linda Cassidy

Pornograph by Jonathon Wilcke

Outskirts by Sue Goyette 

Indexical Elegies by Jon Paul Fiorentino

Local News by Glen Downie

What Really Happened is This by Dianne Hicks Morrow

The Taste of Water by Frank Ledwell

Afternoon Horses by Deirdre Kessler

1996 by Sara Peters

Book of Mercy by Leonard Cohen

Whylah Falls by George Elliott Clarke

The Island Means Minago by Milton Acorn

North End Love Songs by Katherena Vermette

The Fly in Autumn by David Zieroth


White Biting Dog by Judith Thompson

On the Job by David Fennario

The Harps of God by Kent Stetson

Billy Bishop Goes to War by John Gray

Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing by Tomson Highway

Unity (1918) by Kevin Kerr

Fault Lines by Nicolas Billon

The December Man by Colleen Murphy


Hunting Tigers Under Glass by Mordecai Richler

The Boy in the Moon by Ian Brown

The Road to Confederation by Donald Creighton

Canada’s First Century by Donald Creighton

The Last Act by Ron Graham

The Universe Within by Neil Turok

The Destiny of Canada by Christopher Pennington

The Best Place to Be by John Lownsbrough

Death on Two Fronts by Sean Cadigan

Ice and Water by John English

The Educated Imagination by Northrop Frye

1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal by Christopher Moore

Maurice Richard by Charles Foran

Stephen Leacock by Margaret MacMillan

Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes by Kamal Al-Solaylee

The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King

The Door is Open by Bart Campbell

Dance on the Earth by Margaret Laurence

The Tiger by John Vaillant

Glenn Gould by Mark Kingwell

Graphic Novels:

Essex County by Jeff Lemire

Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

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