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By Emma Donoghue

In 1864, divorce was still rare in Britain (as elsewhere), and the real one that Emma Donoghue forensically reconstructs in her new novel was a national scandal. The wronged vice-admiral Henry Codrington and his sexually ... Read More »

March 24, 2008 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Mark Anthony Jarman

Mark Anthony Jarman’s new collection of stories is something of a rarity in Canadian short fiction. It does not follow the tried-and-true template of the traditional Chekhovian story, which prizes naturalism and a familiar narrative ... Read More »

March 17, 2008 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Janice Poon

With its first-ever graphic novel, Kids Can Press hopes to appeal to readers who are ready to move beyond picture books. Good intentions, but Claire and the Bakery Thief doesn’t always hit the mark, mostly ... Read More »

March 13, 2008

By Sylvia McNicoll

Fourteen-year-old Zanna is banished to the Alberta icefields with her father and twin brother, while her mother sips espresso on the Champs-Elysées. All because of one tiny unauthorized tattoo on Zanna’s ankle. It’s so unfair! ... Read More »

March 13, 2008