Quill and Quire

By Althea Prince

With Loving This Man, her first novel, Althea Prince follows other West Indian-Canadian authors (Dionne Brand, Rabindranath Maharaj, Austin Clarke) in exploring the trauma of emigration. The first half of the novel is set in ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Patricia Pearson

Positioning its protagonist somewhere between the worlds of Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones and Allison Pearson’s Kate Reddy, Playing House falls effortlessly into the recent boom in narratives that explore the lives of thirtysomething females pursuing ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Mary Swan

It’s not often Alice Munro offers a quote to promote an emerging writer, but after delving into the pages of Emma’s Hands, Mary Swan’s stellar first collection of short stories, it’s easy to see why ... Read More »

October 30, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Short