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

The Riddle of Mental Health Care at the Heart of ‘Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me: Depression in the First Person’ by Anna Mehler Paperny

“As far as national chauvinisms go, Canada loves being The One With Universal Health Care. But if your illness is in your brain, that universality is a lie,” writes Anna Mehler Paperny in her memoir-cum-exposé Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me. I want to shout her line from the rooftops. Yes, yes, and more yes!  

Published: August 11, 2019

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

July 31, 2019: ‘A Mind Spread Out on the Ground’ tells of trauma, resilience in Reconciliation© Canada

July 21, 2019: From Heart to Hand: Making a Life & With These Hands

July 9, 2019: The Magical Realism of the North: Tanya Tagaq’s Split Tooth

July 1, 2019: To the brink and back: Allison Watson’s Transplanted