Book Reviews

New & Noteworthy

Review space may be limited in our quarterly magazine, but we’re delighted to share this list of new books received this year. Be sure to check back frequently, since we will add titles as they arrive. Please note that inclusion on the list does not necessarily preclude a print review.

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Poetry:
Various Contributors transVersing (Breakwater Books, 2018)
Truscott, Mark Branches (Book*hug, 2018)
Hunt, Ken The Lost Cosmonauts (Book*hug, 2018)
Trainor, Kim Ledi (Book*hug, 2018)
Fong, Nicole Raziya Perfact: poems (Talonbooks, 2019)
Webb-Campbell, Shannon I am a Body of Land (Book*hug, 2019)
Macarty, Jami Instinctive Acts (Nomados, 2018)
Vulpe, Nicola Insult to the Brain (Guernica Editions, 2019)
Bett, Stephen Back Principles: A Book of Spiritual Fatigue (BlazeVOX, 2018)
Mayoff, Stephen Swinging Between Water and Stone (Guernica Editions, 2019)
Filip, Raymond Rivers Applaud Forever (Guernica Editions, 2019)
Del Bucchia, Dina It’s a Big Deal! (Talonbooks, 2019)
Reimer, Nikki My Heart Is a Rose Manhattan (Talonbooks, 2019)
Walsh, Matthew These are not the potatoes of my youth (Goose Lane Editions, 2019)
Islam, Doyali heft (Penguin Random House, 2019)
Thammavongsa, Souvankham cluster (Penguin Random House, 2019)
McFadzean, Cassidy Drolleries (Penguin Random House, 2019)
Kellough, Kaie Magnetic Equator (Penguin Random House, 2019)

Fiction:
Brousseau, Simon Synapses (Talonbooks, 2018)
Wu, Hua Laura; Xu, Xueqing; Davies, Corinne Bieman Toward the North: Stories by Chinese Canadian Writers (INANNA, 2019)
Haldoupis, Nicole and Pevlin, Geoff Release Any Words Stuck Inside of You: An Untethered Collection of Shorts (Applebeard Editions, 2018)
Newman-Stille, Derek Over the Rainbow: Folk and Fairy Tales from the Margins (Exile Editions, 2018)
White, Karen Lee The Silence (Exile Editions, 2018)
Mullally, Shannon The Second Detective (Anvil Press, 2018)
Leslie, Alex We All Need to Eat (Book*hug, 2018)
Farrant, M.A.C. The Great Happiness: Stories and Comics (Talonbooks, 2019)
Huynh, Philip The Forbidden Purple City (Goose Lane Editions, 2019)