Reader’s Corner: Short stories marrying art and politics

September’s Reader’s Corner comes from the Box of Delights Bookshop in Wolfville, NS

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Everything is so Political
edited by Sandra McIntyre $19.95 (pb)$16.95 (epub)
9781552665497 (pb)9781552665947 (epub), 200 pp.
Roseway Publishing, May 2013

A collection of short fiction is sometimes a refreshing alternative to a novel. By offering a variety of creative perspectives on the many different kinds of relationships Canadians have to our political process, these thought-provoking stories will provide readers an accessible avenue for discussion into subjects often considered taboo.

~Hilary Drummond is a freelance editor and co-owner of the Box of Delights Bookshop in Wolfville, NS. She has previously worked at Shakespeare and Company (Paris), Atlantis Books (Greece) and Brill Publishing (Netherlands).

Praise for Everything Is So Political:

Sandra McIntyre
Sandra McIntyre is a freelance book editor and writer living in Calgary, Alberta. Previously, she was the managing editor of Nimbus Publishing in Halifax, NS. Sandra edits fiction primarily and is currently at work on a historical novel.Praise for Everything is So Political:

“Each story offers entertainment and food for thought to readers within a few brief pages.” — Winnipeg Free Press

“The greatest achievement of Everything Is So Political is proving that the marriage of art and politics can be anything but distasteful, unsophisticated, juvenile or offensive. In fact, rather than seeming to boast an agenda, these stories are harrowing, challenging, intelligent and, at times, even entertaining.” —

“These are well-crafted and demanding pieces that hang in the air as sharply as spilt champagne on your dinner jacket. The waft, however, is more Listerine before noon on the homeless man’s breath. They can’t be as easily shrugged off as a trip to the dry cleaners.” — Halifax Media Co-Op

“ Although the stories differ greatly in tone and theme, they are all thought-provoking, powerful and imaginative. Not only do I recommend reading this inspiring collection, I recommend rereading it not long after.” — Alberta Views


Buy Everything Is So Political online from Roseway Publishing or read an excerpt.

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Kim Hart Macneill is a journalist and magazine editor whose work has appeared in This Magazine, Canadian Business, and East Coast Living. She divides her time between Halifax and Moncton.

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