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Family folklore Canada has few musical dynasties as beloved as the McGarrigle family. Random House Canada’s Mountain City Girls: The McGarrigle Family Album, by Anna and Jane McGarrigle (sisters to Kate, aunts to Rufus and ... Read More »

July 20, 2015 | Filed under: Preview

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Two sides of George Bowering One of Canada’s key postmodernists, co-founder of the influential literary journal TISH, Canada’s inaugural Parliamentary Poet Laureate, Governor General’s Literary Award winner, novelist, critic, historian, editor: there is very little ... Read More »

July 20, 2015 | Filed under: Preview

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SETTING THE STAGE A misremembered anecdote concerning the writer Simone de Beauvoir served as the genesis for Jane Urquhart’s ninth novel. When de Beauvoir was in the process of leaving her American lover, Nelson Algren, ... Read More »

January 15, 2015 | Filed under: Preview

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In the July/August issue, Q&Q looks ahead at fall’s most anticipated titles. Here are six highlights in fiction, non-fiction, and international titles. SHORT FICTION: ALICE MUNRO AND MARGARET ATWOOD When Alice Munro won last year’s ... Read More »

August 14, 2014 | Filed under: Preview

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In the July/August issue, Q&Q looks ahead at fall’s most anticipated titles. FICTION Three years following the English-­language publication of the near 1,000-page epic 1Q84, Haruki Murakami has another anticipated release. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and ... Read More »

August 12, 2014 | Filed under: Preview