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The Writers’ Union of Canada moves one step closer toward implementing its much-needed equity plan BY SUE CARTER
Publishing your own book might feel rewarding – just check your expectations
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FEATURES
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REVIEWS
Nick Mount’s survey of CanLit provides a panoramic scope, but largely avoids lingering close-ups BY BARDIA SINAEE
The characters in Bill Gaston’s latest story collection struggle with making questionable – or outright bad – decisions BY ADAM NAYMAN
Two novels focus on events that cause carefully constructed facades to decay BY ROBERT J. WIERSEMA
Roo Borson and Kate Caley examine various notions of how we conceive of home BY MICHELINE MAYLOR
Bertrand Laverdure incorporates a variety of stylistic approaches to deconstruct the effects of literature on its consumers BY STEVEN W. BEATTIE
BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Jacques Pasquet’s haunting story introduces children to the concept of climate change in an age-appropriate manner BY JULIA GILBERT
The language and landscape of Newfoundland are brought to life in two rollicking new books BY ANDREAE CALLANAN
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The story of an almost-teen girl overcoming a physical disability is decidedly sweet and uplifting BY SHANNON OZIRNY
Heather Smith’s brilliant sophomore effort is the perfect balance of devastating and hopeful BY DORY CERNY
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