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By Philippa Dowding

Post-catastrophe dystopia-disguised-as-utopia narratives are a mainstay of literature for teens and have been for years. From The Giver to The Hunger Games, these stories feature citizens with their rights and freedoms subjugated for the “greater ... Read More »

June 25, 2018 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction

By Thomas King

Thomas King returns to the world of crime fiction with Cold Skies, the third book in the Thumps DreadfulWater mystery series. And this time, King’s own name is on the cover rather than the pseudonym ... Read More »

June 25, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Lynn Crosbie

There are few authors who can get away with using words like “limbus,” “moiré,” and “souse” on the first page of a novel. Acclaimed poet and journalist Lynn Crosbie is one of them. Chicken, Crosbie’s ... Read More »

June 25, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Uzma Jalaluddin

Uzma Jalaluddin is the latest author to be smitten by Miss Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the lovers so beset by pride and prejudice. Ayesha at Last takes the 200-year-old romantic comedy of manners, ... Read More »

June 25, 2018 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Shari Green

In Missing Mike, Vancouver Island–based writer Shari Green, known for her award-winning middle-grade verse novels Root Beer Candy and Other Miracles and Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess, mines the dynamics of loss, change, and ... Read More »

June 18, 2018 | Filed under: Children and YA Fiction