November 25, 2020
Read an Excerpt from Will Toffan's Watching the Devil Dance, a Fascinating True Crime Story of Canada's First Spree Killer
For younger Canadians, the name Matthew Charles Lamb may not ring a bell. But those who know it will never forget the man who was dubbed Canada's first spree killer after a bizarre and unprovoked shooting ...
November 18, 2020
"As If You Were a Bird, Too" Read an Excerpt from Nina Berkhout's Stunning Novel Why Birds Sing
In poet and novelist Nina Berkhout's Why Birds Sing (ECW Press), opera singer Dawn Woodward has had a pretty tough week. First she melted down completely on stage, her voice failing her and her career ...
November 17, 2020
"History. You Can’t Live Without It" Read an Excerpt from Peter Unwin's Written in Stone
Peter Unwin's Written in Stone (Cormorant Books) follows Paul and Linda Prescot into the cold land north of Lake Superior, where Paul's obsessive study of Indigenous rock paintings becomes the central ...
November 11, 2020
Read an Excerpt from the Final Instalment of Brit Griffin's Climate Dystopia, The Winter Men III
Brit Griffin's The Wintermen series is a timely and chilling look at a world that could easily be our own in a not too distant future - ravaged by climate catastrophe and divided socially. In the final ...
November 02, 2020
If You've Ever Been in Love, Don't Miss This Excerpt from Charlene Elsby's Affect
Our most intense relationships are sometimes the ones that make the least sense from the outside. But what happens when you try to understand and explain of one of those irrational, intense connections ...
October 01, 2020
Read an Excerpt of Jamie Sharpe's Wonderfully Weird Everything You Hold Dear
Jamie Sharpe's previous poetry collections, Animal Husbandry Today, Cut-up Apologetic, and Dazzle Ships, showed the work of not only a witty and perceptive mind but a wildly creative one. His newest ...
September 15, 2020
Read an Excerpt from Seth Klein's Groundbreaking Climate Crisis Solution Guidebook, A Good War
As Canada - and the world - stares into a future made unsustainable by the climate crisis, the biggest question is simply: How? How can we solve a problem that feels overwhelmingly unsolvable, all while ...
September 03, 2020
Read an Excerpt from Farzana Doctor's New Novel, Seven
Sharifa, the main character in author Farzana Doctor's new novel, Seven (Dundurn), is getting more than she bargained for when she decides to dig into her family's history.After landing in India alongside ...
September 02, 2020
Combat Populism with an Excerpt from Jonathan Manthorpe's Restoring Democracy in an Age of Populists and Pestilence
It's been hard to miss the rising tide of populism that has crept into democratic discourse in North American and Europe in the past decade. What to do about it and what it means are trickier challenges, ...
August 20, 2020
Read an Excerpt from John Bentley Mays' The Occidental Hotel
In the late John Bentley Mays' final book, The Occidental Hotel (Guernica Editions), a grizzled, racist criminal evades capture by holing up in a long-abandoned hotel, once a dazzling building that hosted ...