PreviewsIssue 75, Fall/Winter 2019/20
An Honest Woman
Exploring the territory of mature women and the relationship between literature and life, this novel features metafictional elements like a self-conscious narrator, intertextuality, and support materials such as an infographic and appendices to keep all the layers and interwoven stories within stories straight.
Angry, Queer Somali Boy
A Complicated Memoir
“Mo” writes this powerful and irreverent memoir of exile, addiction, and racism from a homeless shelter in Toronto, chronicling how he came to be there – his escape as a child from Somalia to the Netherlands, and finally to Canada, where he could not fit in, despite its promises of freedom and multiculturalism.
For his 30th birthday, punk rocker Lor returns to Lethbridge, only to find the Weird is still there. He reunites with his old band and heads north, followed by rogue CSIS agents, in this wild and wintry novel.
Arrows in a Quiver
From Contact to the Courts in Indigenous-Canadian Relations
Illustrating the various “arrows in a quiver” that Indigenous Peoples use to resist settler-colonialism, such as grassroots organizing, political engagement, and the courts, this book explains why decolonization requires a fundamental transformation of government policy for reconciliation to occur.
Au cœur de l’histoire
Dans cette pièce, pour petits et grands, deux enfants se rencontrent et tissent des fils invisibles qui les unissent à l’histoire tragique de leurs familles. L’ouvrage aborde les thèmes de l’identité, de la paix, de la compréhension mutuelle et de l’inclusion. / In this play, for young and old alike, two children meet and weave invisible threads that unite them to the tragic history of their families. The play touches on the themes of identity, peace, mutual understanding, and inclusion.
Back to Blakeney
The Revitalization of the Democratic State
David McGrane (Editor), John Whyte (Editor), Roy Romanow (Editor), Russell Isinger (Editor)
In this book, scholars reflect on Allan Blakeney’s achievements as premier of Saskatchewan, as well as his legacy, and explore the challenges facing democracy today. In true Blakeney style, contributors identify not only problems, but also viable solutions.
Rethinking Justice for a Postcolonial Canada
This wide-ranging summation of the personal and intellectual journey of an Alberta jurist who went against the grain and learned about Indigenous Peoples to become a public servant discusses topics such as punishment, deterrence, due process, the futility of “wars on drugs,” and the radical power of forgiveness.
Best of Bridge Comfort Food
Recipes for Family and Friends
This latest essential cookbook by the Best of Bridge ladies provides 150 recipes for such nostalgic feel-good meals as oven-fried chicken and triple-score mac and cheese, as well as elevated versions of comfort classics like bacon-wrapped meatloaf and jambalaya.
From the author of Bearskin Diary comes a novel that reimagines female revenge and retribution in the story of Wren StrongEagle, who, after her sister becomes one of the thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women, takes justice into her own hands.
Meg is a boxitect, that is, she loves to make things out of boxes. She is in her element when she goes to a Maker School with blanketeers, tin-foilers, and spaghetti-tects, until she meets her match in Simone, who is also a talented boxitect.