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The following is an excerpt from Fintan O’Toole’s piece. The full review is available on the The Irish Times website.
The Selected Essays of Sean O’Faolain review: He gave as good as he got
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Coming this April from MQUP and the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, a timely new book that takes a look at Canadian electoral reform: Should We Change How We Vote?: Evaluating Canada’s Electoral System.
From the introduction –
“Canadians have the capacity to have a serious conversation about electoral reform. But in … Read More >
In case you missed it, The Harper Factor: Assessing a Prime Minister’s Policy Legacy‘s co-editor Jennifer Ditchburn recently wrote a very interesting piece for Poynter.com.
In her article, Jennifer discusses her experience as a journalist under the Harper administration and how parallels can be drawn between the restrictions the Canadian press gallery experienced … Read More >
If you are looking for a fascinating biography to curl up with over the holidays, An American Princess: The Remarkable Life of Marguerite Chapin Caetani is a great pick!
In An American Princess, Laurie Dennett relates the remarkable story of a New England woman whose wealth, intelligence, and charm took her to the heart of … Read More >
Just in time for Christmas, an excerpt from Family Ties: Living History in Canadian House Museums by Andrea Terry. In Family Ties, Andrea Terry considers the appeal and relevance of domesticated representations of Victorian material culture in a contemporary multicultural context. Family Ties connects residential artifacts to performance by examining the Victorian Christmas … Read More >
Canadian Geographic senior editor Harry Wilson, ran a wonderful review recently for Philip J. Hatfield’s new book Lines in the Ice: Exploring the Roof of the World.
For the full review as well as to see images and an excerpt from the book be sure to visit the Canadian Geographic website.
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Howard Shubert’s new book Architecture on Ice: A History of the Hockey Arena, was recently reviewed by Stephen Smith for the October issue of the Literary Review of Canada.
Below is an excerpt from the review.
Phantom of the Rink
ARENA ARCHITECTURE SHAPED HOCKEY, BUT WILL THE NEW GENERATION OF ENTERTAINMENT MULTIPLEXES DIMINISH THE GAME?
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We’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of George Cartwright’s Labrador Companion in order to do this blog post! Edited by Marianne P. Stopp, this fascinating book presents several newly discovered Cartwright manuscripts that document his experiences operating a series of merchant stations in southern Labrador between 1770 and 1786.
Although his focus is firmly on instruction in … Read More >
Rita Bode and Lesley D. Clement’s L.M. Montgomery’s Rainbow Valleys was reviewed in last week’s Times Literary Supplement! The full review appears on page 9 of the print issue, and is also accessible online for TLS subscribers.
Here is a brief excerpt from Faye Hammill’s review:
Not of Green Gables
Each year, hundreds of … Read More >
This past June, Truth and Reconciliation commissioner Dr. Marie Wilson delivered the keynote at the Annual General Meeting for the Association of Canadian Publishers. In her keynote she shared her reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and provided some suggestions with publishers about how they might advance reconciliation through their work.
Dr. Wilson was kind enough … Read More >