Reviews

A tipple or two

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Teetotallers aside, most of us enjoy the occasional drink. Alcohol, though not healthy in excess, tends to loosen us up, relieve the day’s stresses and make us a tad less inhibited.

It takes a community

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From time to time, someone uncovers our blind spots and brings to the forefront of our attention a perspective we have overlooked or suppressed and a shift in the thinking of a culture is generated. Michael Ungar’s book Change Your World has the potential to provide such a shift.

Of writing and story: Putting it all together

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Lynn Coady used to tell students of writing that “if you’re not having fun writing, you shouldn’t do it because what’s the point?” Since monetary rewards are elusive, a writer should at least write because she enjoys it. For Coady, her latest novel Watching You Without Me poses an exception to that advice.

Teenage Life

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Set in a generic Fredericton suburb called Skyline Acres, this is the fictional biography of Martin Peters, a teenager with type 1 diabetes.