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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: 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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Review: “And Me Among Them” by Kristen den Hartog

And Me Among Them by Kristen den Hartog Freehand Books (2011) Review by Jennifer Spruit Kristen den Hartog’s latest novel is one of perspective. This is the story of Ruth, a seven-foot tall teenager. Ruth’s size allows an unusual point-of-view … Continue reading

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Review: “Just Pretending” by Lisa Bird-Wilson

Just Pretending by Lisa Bird-Wilson Coteau Books (2013) Review by Kim McCullough Just Pretending is the perfect title for Journey-prize nominee Lisa Bird-Wilson’s first book. This collection of short stories explores the multifaceted theme of identity. Bird-Wilson brilliantly exposes the … Continue reading

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Review: “The Best Place on Earth: Stories” by Ayelet Tsabari

The Best Place on Earth by Ayelet Tsabari HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. (2013) Review by Melissa Janae What makes someone part of a place? Must they be born there? Do they have to share the same heritage? Is it a matter … Continue reading

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Review: “The Fallback Plan” by Leigh Stein

The Fallback Plan by Leigh Stein Melville House Publishing (2012) Review by Gabrielle Lieberman The Fallback Plan—aptly titled for the lack of one therein—is an off the beat, coming of age tale told by first-time novelist Leigh Stein. While capturing … Continue reading

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