Category Archives: Reviews

Review: What Makes Olga Run?

What Makes Olga Run? The Mystery of the 90-Something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Happier Lives By Bruce Grierson 2014, Random House, Canada Review by Rosemary Anderson Olga Kotelko has stood proudly on the … Continue reading

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Review: Tamai Kobayashi’s ‘Prairie Ostrich’

Reviewed by Clara Kumagai. “…Egg is released into this day, this morning, like a bird that can’t quite fly.” Tamai Kobayashi uses the metaphor of eggs, of hatching, of flying, throughout her first novel, Prairie Ostrich. Not an entirely new … Continue reading

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Espresso at the Pacific Theatre

by Clara Kumagai “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth; for your love is better than wine.” Those not acquainted with the Song of Solomon might be surprised to learn that this line is taken from the … Continue reading

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Review of Kevin Barry’s There Are Little Kingdoms

Reviewed by Charles-Adam Foster-Simard The Irish author Kevin Barry recently appeared onto the screen of my literary radar, and then I wondered how it was possible that I’d never taken notice of him before. From one day to the next, … Continue reading

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Review of Life Is About Losing Everything by Lynn Crosbie

Life Is About Losing Everything by Lynn Crosbie Anansi, 2012 348 pages reviewed by Jennifer Spruit Lynn Crosbie’s latest book took me down into everything I don’t want to have to think too hard about and exploded it into a … Continue reading

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Review: Accusation by Catherine Bush

Review by Nicole Boyce Can innocence exist without certainty? Accusation, Catherine Bush’s fourth novel, explores this question in a powerful reflection on the nature of allegations. In this tense, intimate mystery, Bush examines the relationship between guilt and perception, using … Continue reading

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