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By Brian Tucker

As one might expect from the telegraphing-its-punches title, Big White Knuckles is another entry in the hardscrabble-realist tradition of Maritime writing. Dagan Cadden comes of age in an impoverished and often violent Cape Breton. His ... Read More »

October 2, 2007 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Bernice Friesen

Show, don’t tell. It’s a hackneyed but still-relevant adage that’s been bandied about in creative writing classes for years. Unfortunately, this first novel from Saskatchewan author Bernice Friesen fails to heed the lesson.The Book of ... Read More »

October 2, 2007 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Linwood Barclay

The central event at the core of author and Toronto Star columnist Linwood Barclay’s latest fast-paced thriller is the unexplained, overnight disappearance of a teenage girl’s family.Barclay’s tale really begins 25 years later, with the ... Read More »

October 2, 2007 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels