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By Karen Hood-Caddy

The setting in The Wisdom of Water isn’t Walkerton, Ontario, site of one of the country’s worst environmental disasters, but it’s eerily similar: tainted water from an outdated treatment plant, malfunctioning equipment, and an irresponsible ... Read More »

November 25, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Douglas Coupland

Hey Nostradamus! is one of Douglas Coupland’s minor-key efforts. It doesn’t have the operatic heft of All Families Are Psychotic or the poppin’ fresh teen spirit of such earlier works as Microserfs. If anything, Coupland ... Read More »

November 25, 2003 | Filed under: Fiction: Novels

By Keith Garebian

On the night I should have started reading Keith Garebian’s first collection of poetry, Reservoir of Ancestors, I instead went to see Ararat, the film by Atom Egoyan about the Armenian genocide in Turkey (1915-1917). ... Read More »

November 25, 2003 | Filed under: Poetry

By Vlasta van Kampen

Vlasta van Kampen’s latest picture book recounts the adventures of a monarch butterfly as she embarks on her species’ annual migration to Mexico. For all her caterpillar life, Marigold has listened with impatient longing to ... Read More »

November 25, 2003 | Filed under: Picture Books