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In Praise of Anita Rau Badami by Caitlin Fehir

"Red Leaves", a short story by Can Xue

Tess Gallagher: Lying Next to the Knife by Caroline McElwee

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THE LAKE
Banana Yoshimoto
Translated from the Japanese by Michael Emmerich

Banana Yoshimoto is one of those authors who can require one to be in a certain mood. I, personally, want to read her works while sitting at the kitchen table. It should be the middle of the night, with …
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Reviewed by C. Lariviere
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THE DEATH OF LOMOND FRIEL
Sue Peebles

At some point in our teenage years or in early adulthood, most of us will come face to face with the loss of someone close to us, a parent, grandparent, other relative or friend. Loss affects everyone differently; some carry on as if nothing has happened, whilst others …
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Reviewed by Ceri Evans
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THE BOOK OF DOUBT
Tessa de Loo

The Book of Doubt tells the story of a young Dutch man's search for his father, a Moroccan musician his mother had a brief relationship with. Accompanied by his best friend Hassan, the man, Saeed, takes a road trip around Morocco …
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Reviewed by Andy Barnes
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STOLEN LIVES
Jassy Mackenzie

Jassy Mackenzie's sequel to her 2010 Random Violence is simultaneously more engaging and less so than its predecessor. The series' protagonist is Jade de Jong: a young, South African private investigator who has lived as an expatriate for many years following the murder of her famous police inspector father …
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Reviewed by Tad Deffler
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THE STRENGTH OF WOMEN, ÂHKAMÊYIMOWAK
Edited by Priscilla Settee

This book pulls back the curtain on a world that may have been invisible to many readers. The real life voices that speak to us here are those of Canadian Aboriginal women. Priscilla Settee, a leading Saskatchewan educator and activist, has collected these words from women …
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Reviewed by Kathleen Ambrogi


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A review by Amalia Gladhart
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