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Beatrice MacNeil’s The Geranium Window is a Tour de Force

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the corrosive affect of secrecy on three generations of a prominent Cape Breton family

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Ami McKay’s Witchy Women

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If I thought for a moment we had achieved true equality in North America, I would question the need for women’s studies, women’s history, women’s writing prizes. If I thought that, I’d be writing about McKay’s novel as a curiosity, one no longer relevant, like so much of the 1800s. Cultural rules don’t change that fast. But they do change.

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Themes of Sri Lankan and Canadian Customs Interwoven

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Several contrasting themes are debated throughout the plot, such as being a single parent versus marrying someone you don’t love, arranged marriages and love-based matches, setting Sri Lankan customs beside Canadian ones, overcoming challenges vs. succumbing to them. Priya is writing for a New Age magazine; Suresh is a journalist for a Christian publication.

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Testament to a Remarkable Final Year of Life

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An autofiction novel is part hospital chronicle, part will – imagined as a series of documents distributed to friends on USB drives after her death. Gendreau’s style is magic realism of that which is anything but magical: Dollarama, hospital corridors, bland mushed-up food.

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A Splendid Boy: Star-crossed lovers in a time of war

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For those that like war-themed stories and don’t mind snippets of a love story, A Splendid Boy is a good read.

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Samantha Rideout asks the unanswerable in The People Who Stay

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It is a book with a lot of character and a lot of questions, about trying to understand just where you came from, and where you might be going.

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The People Who Stay Book Launch

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It is the story of Sylvia Pride, who reluctantly returns to rural Newfoundland for her cousin’s wedding after an extended stint in the big city.

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