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“… the wounded sirened off
no Whitman wanted
it’s only by our lack of ghosts
we’re haunted.”

– ‘CAN. LIT,’ EARLE BIRNEY


Book Reviews

A Portrait of Halifax: Jaime Burnet’s Crocuses Hatch from Snow

Jamie Burnett’s debut novel Crocuses Hatch from Snow reads like a love story to the North End and those who call it home.

Published: September 30, 2019

A Tale of Two Sisters

In her sophomore novel, The Lost Sister, Andrea Gunraj once again takes siblingship as her focus. Gunraj crafts a mesmeric read that is part tragic coming-of-age tale and part historical fiction. 

Published: September 1, 2019

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My picks for best non-fiction reads, Summer 2019 Edition 🤓

Perspectives collide in shalan joudry’s ‘Elaputiek (We Are Looking Towards): A Play’

In Elaputiek (We Are Looking Towards), shalan joudry tells the story of Natawintoq (Nat) – a twenty-something Mi’kmaq woman from the local community – and Bill – a Euro-Canadian research biologist in his fifties. The play centers around the relationship between the two characters as they undertake a headcount of the local population of chimney swifts, also called kaktukopnki’jk.

Published: August 13, 2019

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Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Carolyn received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Art History from the University of Guelph.

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