Book Reviews

WashingtonBlackMost Recent: “Ties That Bind” review of Esi Edugyan, Washington Black. Reviewed by Barbara Sibbald.

“There is much to admire in this intricately plotted, meticulously researched book…”

 

Some books reviewed by Debra Martens: Eva Salomon’s War by Gabriella Goliger, Refuge by Merilyn Simonds, That’s My Baby by Frances Itani.

Reviewed by Naomi Guttman:

Reviewed by Irene Marques:

Other Reviewers:

Projection

Dundurn Press 2013. Reviewed by Demetra Angelis Foustanellas (8 November 2017)

And Then There Were Nuns

Greystone Books, Canada & Lion Books, England 2013. Reviewed by Isabel Huggan (3 December 2014).

 

Planet Lolita cover

Charles Foran,
Planet Lolita. HarperCollins 2014. Reviewed by Eleanor Proudfoot (19 February 2015)

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J.William Galbraith, John Buchan: Model Governor General, Dundurn 2013. Reviewed by D. S. Proudfoot (August 27, 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The List of Books Reviewed

  • D.W. Wilson, Once You Break a Knuckle, Bloomsbury: London 2012. Reviewed by Debra Martens (30 May 2012).
  • Susan M. Toy, Island in the Clouds, IslandCat Editions 2012, 183 pages. Reviewed by Jane Christmas (6 March 2013).
  • Sandra Djwa, Journey With No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page. McGill Queen’s University Press, 2012, 418 pages. Reviewed by Debra Martens (4 June 2013).
  • Adam Gopnik, Winter: Five Windows on the Season, Quercus: London, hardcover 2012. Reviewed by Debra Martens (21 December 2013).
  • Mavis Gallant, Going Ashore. McClelland & Stewart 2009. Reviewed by Debra Martens (27 February 2014).
  • Audrey Thomas, Local Customs, Dundurn: Toronto; distributed by Gazelle Book Services in UK, 2014, 202 pages. Reviewed by Charlotte Stein (15 July 2014).
  • J.William Galbraith, John Buchan: Model Governor General, Dundurn 2013. Reviewed by D. S. Proudfoot (27 August 2014).
  • Patrick deWitt, The Sisters Brothers, House of Anansi 2011. Reviewed by Jane Christmas (10 September 2014).
  • Margaret MacMillan, The War that Ended Peace: How Europe Abandoned Peace for the First World War,  London: Profile Books 2013, 699 page hardcover. Reviewed by D. S. Proudfoot (11 November 2014).
  • Eliza Robertson, Wallflowers, Bloomsbury: London 2014. Reviewed by Debra Martens (19 November 2014).
  • Pascale Quiviger, The Perfect Circle, translated by Sheila Fischman (Cormorant Books 2006). Reviewed by Jane Christmas (27 November 2014).
  • Jane Christmas, And Then There Were Nuns. Greystone Books, Canada & Lion Books, England 2013. Reviewed by Isabel Huggan (3 December 2014).
  • Anna Snaith, Modernist Voyages: Colonial Women Writers in London, 1890-1945, Cambridge University Press 2014, 278 pp hardcover. Reviewed by Debra Martens (28 January 2015).
  • Charles Foran, Planet Lolita. HarperCollins 2014. Reviewed by Eleanor Proudfoot
    (19 February 2015).
  • Demetra Angelis Foustanellas, Secrets in a Jewellery Box, self-published as Kichissippi Publishing 2014. Reviewed by Sonia Saikaley (17 June 2015).
  • Rawi Hage, Carnival, House of Anansi Press: 2012, 289 pages. Reviewed by Irene Marques (15 September 2015).
  • Ann-Marie MacDonald, Adult Onset, Sceptre: London 2014.
    Reviewed by Michelle Smith (1 October 2015).
  • Kate Pullinger, Landing Gear. Doubleday Canada 2014.
    Reviewed by Debra Martens (4 November 2015).
  • Alan Cumyn, The Sojourn. McClelland & Stewart Emblem Editions 2004. Reviewed by Debra Martens (11 November 2015).
  • Joseph Boyden, The Orenda. Oneworld Publications 2013.
    Reviewed by Debra Martens (20 January 2016).
  • Mandy Treagus, Empire Girls: the colonial heroine comes of age. University of Adelaide Press 2014. Reviewed by Debra Martens (8 March 2016).
  • Yann Martel, The High Mountains of Portugal. Knopf Canada 2016. Reviewed by Hubert O’Hearn (29 March 2016).
  • Rachel Cusk, Outline. Harper Perennial 2015]. Reviewed by Kim Reynolds
    (11 May 2016).
  • Ann Charney, Life Class. Cormorant Books 2013, 230 pages). Reviewed by Sonia Saikaley (1 June 2016).
  • Dionne Brand, Ossuaries. McClelland & Stewart: 2010, 124 pages. Reviewed by Irene Marques (28 June 2016).
  • Tess Fragoulis, The Goodtime Girl. Cormorant Books 2012. Reviewed by Demetra Angelis Foustanellas (28 September 2016).
  • Guy Delisle, Chroniques de Jérusalem. Éditions Delcourt 2011. Reviewed by Debra Martens (6 October 2016).
  • Sharon Johnston, Matrons and Madams. Dundurn 2015. Reviewed by Debra Martens (11 November 2016).
  • Bronwyn Drainie, My Jerusalem: Secular Adventures in the Holy City. Doubleday 1994, paperback 287 pages. Reviewed by Debra Martens (5 September 2017).
  • Sarah Bernstein, Now Comes the Lightning. Pedlar Press 2015. Reviewed by Naomi Guttman (13 September 2017).
  • paulo da costa, The Midwife of Torment & Other Stories. Guernica Editions: 2017, 202 pages. Reviewed by Irene Marques (2 October 2017).
  • Mordecai Richler, This Year in Jerusalem: Essays and Reports. McClelland and Stewart 1968. Reviewed by Debra Martens (9 October 2017).
  • Priscila Uppal, Projection: Encounters with my Runaway Mother. Dundurn Press 2013. Reviewed by Demetra Angelis Foustanellas (8 November 2017).
  • Nick Mount, Arrival: The Story of CanLit. Anansi 2017. Reviewed by Mark Sampson (14 November 2017).
  • Granta Canada 150. Reviewed by Debra Martens (17 January 2018).
  • Chabon and Waldman, eds. Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation. HarperCollins 2017. Reviewed by Debra Martens (25 January 2018).
  • Durga Chew-Bose, Too Much and Not the Mood. Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, NYC 2017. Reviewed by Naomi Guttman (6 February 2018).
  • Frances Itani, That’s My Baby. HarperCollins Canada 2017. Reviewed by Debra Martens (14 February 2018).
  • Alison Pick, Strangers with the Same Dream. Knopf Canada/Penguin RandomHouse 2017. Reviewed by Gabriella Goliger (16 May 2018).
  • Merilyn Simonds, Refuge. ECW Press 2018. Reviewed by Debra Martens (12 September 2018).
  • Gabriella Goliger, Eva Salomon’s War. Bink Books 2018. Reviewed by Debra Martens (20 September 2018).
  • Margaret Atwood, Burgess Scale: Canadian Writing Landscape of the 1960s. University of Alberta Press 2017 and Tomson Highway, A Tale of Outrageous Extravagance: Imagining Multilingualism. University of Alberta Press 2015. Reviewed by Debra Martens (31 October 2018).
  • Esi Edugyan, Washington Black. Patrick Crean Editions, HarperCollins Publishers 2018. Reviewed by Barbara Sibbald (15 November 2018).