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Green Grass Running Water
Green Grass Running Water
by Thomas King
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 14.40
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars King at his best, June 7 2012
A long time favourite; a marvellous writer. Thomas King's sense of humour and narrative drive make him one of Canada's best.

The Wars (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Wars (Penguin Modern Classics)
by Timothy Findley
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Still relevant, Dec 2 2010
I read this many years ago, but Findlay's vision of the war remains in my memory as vivid and telling. I recommend this to any reader who wants in insight into the experience of the First World War.

Curiosity
Curiosity
by Joan Thomas
Edition: Hardcover
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An astonishing achievement, Nov. 19 2010
This review is from: Curiosity (Hardcover)
Joan Thomas' Curiosity is the best novel I've read in years. I was completely captured by this story, and by the way the tale was spun. Highly highly recommended for lovers of literature. I wonder if Jane Austen could have done any better.

The Sea
The Sea
by Amela Marin
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A moving parable of war, Sept. 21 2010
This review is from: The Sea (Paperback)
For those lucky enough never to have experienced war, Marin's chilling moral tale will offer profound insight. To those who have shared her experience, it will no doubt ring frighteningly true.

Greedy Little Eyes
Greedy Little Eyes
by Billie Livingston
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Livingston's best yet, Aug. 14 2010
This review is from: Greedy Little Eyes (Paperback)
Greedy Little Eyes is Livingston at her best, and that's very very good. Livingston examines the lives of her characters unflinchingly, without sentimentality or judgement, but with compassion and understanding. A must-read.

A Gate at the Stairs
A Gate at the Stairs
by Lorrie Moore
Edition: Hardcover
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful writer, March 14 2010
This review is from: A Gate at the Stairs (Hardcover)
Just finished this book. While Moore is such a beautiful writer, I found the overall structure of the novel not quite right. There seemed to be at least three plots, and they weren't satisfactorily integrated. Still well worth the read for the quality of writing and the voice. Loved the protagonist.

Degrees of Nakedness: Stories
Degrees of Nakedness: Stories
by Lisa Moore
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 18.95
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book of short stories, Dec 10 2009
This is the inimitable Lisa Moore's first book of short stories. While I've read all her work, up until her recent February, this was my favourite. The story are completely compelling, exquisitely written and very wise. Wonderful book.

The Prudent Mariner: A Novel
The Prudent Mariner: A Novel
by Leslie Walker Williams
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 33.27
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunningly beautiful prose, Dec 10 2009
This is a remarkable first novel from Leslie Walker William. A rare combination of writing that makes you want to savour each sentence and a plot that won't let your attention go. Williams unflinchingly takes on the legacy of racism in the American South and its devastating effects without ever over simplifying the psychological motivations her characters. A must-read.

The Wreckage
The Wreckage
by Michael Crummey
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 15.16
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book, Oct. 23 2009
This review is from: The Wreckage (Paperback)
Readers who are being introduced to Michael Crummey's fiction through the Giller short-listed Galore will also want to read The Wreckage, a marvellous book steeped in the historical period, beautifully written. Here's a poet who really can write plot and fiction. A wonderful book.

February
February
by Lisa Moore
Edition: Hardcover
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisite new novel, Oct. 23 2009
This review is from: February (Hardcover)
I find this Moore's most compelling book yet. I've loved her short stories, her voice, her compassion, wit and humour. She's a writer's writer, and her language is fully alive. This new novel is just stunning, a heart-breaker, wise and very wonderful. Why on earth didn't this receive every prize there is? Wasn't even short listed for the GG, Giller, to my knowledge. Read this book. It will make your life better.

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