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Kidlit Spotlight: how children's book authors uncover beauty, hope, and adventure in the dark places; Fall book reviews: New reads from Frances Itani, Mariko Tamaki, Chris Turner, and Anne Michaels.

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Five years after the bankruptcy of Douglas & McIntyre, several innovative publishing services have emerged, led by the press’s former employees
For years, the people of Kurdistan have had to plead with other countries to help in times of need, writes AYUB NURI
Before publishing a new novel with Indigenous characters and subject matter, Angie Abdou undertook a process of gaining permission to use the Ktunaxa Nation’s stories
Inspired by visual artists and Charles M. Schulz, Kyo Maclear finds beauty in dark places
To explain residential schools and reconciliation to children, we must be truthful and face our own fears
Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault reveal the delicate dance that is their creative process
Bestselling adventure novelist Kevin Sands on theoretical physics, smoke bombs, and the biggest compliment he’s received from a fan
Lemony Snicket and illustrator Matthew Forsythe get snarky with a girl named Curly and an angry little cumulus
Polly Horvath adds to the children’s garden-lit canon – and her entry grants wishes
In Deborah Ellis’s new short-story collection, the young protagonists are justified in their disobedience
Payam Akhavan’s Massey Lectures provide cogent background analysis, though their conclusions are unsatisfying
Kathleen Winter’s sophomore novel reimagines James Wolfe as a homeless Montrealer suffering from PTSD
Two collections of short fiction offer differing takes on the contemporary human condition
Two books examine Canada’s potential future from different perspectives
Two books by Alberta authors examine the fortunes and criticisms surrounding one of the country’s most controversial resources
Britt Wray’s new book examines the various considerations underpinning the potential for bringing extinct species back to life
The perfect cover subject, enhanced by a designer’s artistic touch, gives Joanne Proulx’s latest novel a moody, feminine feel