Tag Archives: Syndicated Reviews

Cherie Thiessen reviews Joyland by Emily Schultz

Back in 2006, Emily Schultz, who is the co-publisher of the international fiction publication Joyland Magazine as well as the author of the recent novels Heaven is Small and The Blondes (the latter being an especially fantastic piece of speculative fiction) wrote her first small-press … Continue reading

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Robert Wiersema reviews The Divine Economy of Salvation by Priscila Uppal

With Priscila Uppal’s new memoir, Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother recently released by Dundurn, I wanted to feature a syndicated review of one of her earlier pieces of prose. Most widely known as “Canada’s coolest poet,” in no small part … Continue reading

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Christina Decarie reviews Stunt by Claudia Dey

Some books comfort us. We sink into those stories with the familiarity of slipping a hand against the palm of an old friend, and carry them with us in a friendly pocket of our minds. Claudia Dey’s Stunt is one of those … Continue reading

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Ryan Fitzpatrick Reviews Booty: Hurricane Jane and Typhoon Mary by Jill Hartman and Brea Burton

Published in 2007 by the Mercury Press, Booty: Hurricane Jane and Typoon Mary is a witty, sexy and collaborative effort that combines the language and slang of pirate culture. Drawing upon everything from prairie oysters and surf and turf to salty dogs … Continue reading

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Lori A. May Reviews Joy Is So Exhausting by Susan Holbrook

Good literature often gets equated with difficult literature. We expects good books to do us violence, to twist and torque, excavate and eviscerate, and to change us in a kind of merciless way, by blowtorch or chisel. We expect the … Continue reading

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Emily Keeler reviews How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti

Emily Keeler does things. She has worked and written for publications as diverse as the Millions and Hazlitt, the National Post and the Globe and Mail. She is the mastermind behind the lovely, weird arts publication Little Brother magazine, and … Continue reading

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Stacey May Fowles reviews Life Is About Losing Everything, by Lynn Crosbie

One of the things I have consistently admired about Stacey May Fowles’ expansive and intelligent collection of criticism is her ability to confront difficult, even gut-wrenching material head on. It is wrong to say that she does so unflinchingly, but … Continue reading

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