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.

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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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