Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Winter 2009

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Duty Free

The Canadian Poetry Festival (1980)

By Alessandro Porco
Canada is a language without a dictionary.


Limit and Change:

Where We Have To Go as Bildungsroman

By Jon Eben Field Immediately after I finished reading Lauren Kirshner's debut novel, Where We Have To Go, my thoughts drifted back through my life to rest in the difficult transitional years of my own adolescence. Adolescence creates specific problems for every person who traverses its thickets of strange relationships and stranger rituals. The experiences that initiated my own bumpy ride to adulthood were, oddly enough, based on my name.

The 48-Hour Interview

Not Your Mother's Library

Morgan Cowie and Deanna McFadden turn their gaze to ebooks

Morgan Cowie, BookNet Canada's Marketing Manager, and Deanna McFadden, Online Marketing Manager at HarperCollins Canada, talk about object-ness, digital content and the book of tomorrow.

Morgan Cowie:

Happy Wednesday. I've been talking to a lot of people lately about emerging technology and what forces are going to have the biggest impact on what and how we create and read books. Nearly everyone said they didn't believe ebooks would replace printed books any time soon — or perhaps ever.

Book Excerpt

Tuesday, April 7, 11:30 a.m.

From Blood and Groom: A Sasha Jackson Mystery by Jill Edmondson

Blood and Groom by Jill Edmondson introduces readers to Sasha Jackson, a Toronto-based private investigator. Sasha is hired by "high society gal" Christine Arvisais to solve the murder of her fiancé, Gordon Hanes, a nearly bankrupt art dealer. Blood and Groom in published by Dundurn Press.
Some women seemed naked without makeup. Other women seemed naked without jewellery.

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