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Family Sagas Canadian Style

What do politician Michael Ignatieff and author and journalist Don Gillmor have in common?  They've both delved into their family past in order to write a family history, dwelling particularly on

Thrilling Reading

book cover imageI certainly didn't expect to see Homer's 'Illiad', the epic poem 'Beowulf', or Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' heading up a list of must read thrillers, but as I rethought that genre designation, I realized that 'thriller' can encompass a broad range of styles and content, ranging from suspense through adventure and horror to psychological mind games.

Mentors Muses & Monsters

Who influences young, aspiring writers?

book cover imageIn Mentors, Muses & Monsters, you can hear first-hand from 30 of today's brightest literary lights as they acknowledge the significance of the mentorship they received when

Outstanding Canadian Books: Or: Reading Canadian, eh?

book cover imageFrom G&M book reviewer T.F. Rigelhof comes "Hooked on Canadian Books" which promises us an overview of "The Good, the Better and the Best Canadian Novels since 1984".  I found