Lorne Daniel

Massacre Street By Paul Zits The University of Alberta Press 107 pages, $ 19.95 Reviewed by Lorne Daniel Don’t expect a smooth lyrical narrative from Calgary poet Paul Zits’s first book, Massacre Street. The book takes an off-kilter look at the Frog Lake massacre of 1885, an event early in the North-West Rebellion in which a […]

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The Devil’s Breath The story of the Hillcrest Mine Disaster of 1914 By Steve Hanon NeWest Press 327 pages, $24.95 Reviewed by Lorne Daniel The early years of the 20th century seems distant, faded from today’s viewpoint, almost a full century later. European powers and their “new world” spinoffs still saw western Canada as a […]

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Wild: from Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed Knopf, 336 pages, $29 By Lorne Daniel “The experience of being a writer is a lot like a long walk in the wild,” Cheryl Strayed said early in her keynote address to an audience of 600 at the San Miguel Writers Conference […]