A Portrait of Halifax in 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. “The easiest place to start is by writing a fictional version of yourself. Write what you know.”

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‚ÄėA Mind Spread Out on the Ground‚Äô tells of trauma, resilience in Reconciliation¬© Canada

Elliott recounts their turbulent relationship Рher mother’s struggle with bipolar disorder, her father’s struggle with racism and the history of colonialism in North America Рin a debut that cuts to the core of what it means to call yourself Canadian in the twenty-first century.

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To the brink and back: Allison Watson’s Transplanted

Transplanted is a text that takes its reader to the furthest reaches of medical technology, to the brink of death, then back through the hard journey of sustaining the physical and mental resiliency it takes to heal a body that has been profoundly traumatized. What Allison calls ‚ÄúThe seemingly continuous attempt of my body to die.” It reflects the transplantation of one pair of lungs into the body of another, in an Ouroboros-like maneuver of death creating life.

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