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HOMES by Abu Bakr Al Rabeeah with Winnie Yeung

Review by Michele Murray   Homes looks like a small, unassuming book. Not so. This is, in fact, a HUGE story, with multiple layers. There is much to move you within its 217 pages. Homes tells the story of the … Continue reading

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“By Chance Alone” by Max Eisen

review by Stephanie McCully Why is By Chance Alone by Max Eisen, ‘the one book to move you’? Why should we care about a work that tells a story that took place almost 75 years ago? Why is what Max … Continue reading

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Brother by David Chariandry

review by Wade Lynch In the first sentence of the acknowledgments section of his book, Brother, David Chariandry writes, “This short book took me a long time to write”. Brother is a substantial read and its brevity is not an … Continue reading

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Suzanne by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, translated by Rhonda Mullins

Review by Claire Grogan   Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette never knew her grandmother on her mother’s side. Curious to understand why this grandmother, Suzanne, a sometime painter and poet associated with Les Automatistes, a movement of dissident artists that included Paul-Émile Borduas, … Continue reading

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