Diana Davidson

The Orenda By Joseph Boyden Hamish Hamilton 496 pages, $32 By Diana Davidson Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda is a novel about: the birth of Canada as a nation, the complex hierarchies and trade arrangements that defined Huron and Iroquois Nations at the time of first European contact, the devastating hubris of colonial enterprise.  It’s also […]

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Dollybird By Anne Lazurko 256 pages, $19.95  Clearwater By Kim McCullough 248 pages, $19.95 Both published by Coteau Books and reviewed by Diana Davidson Two debut novels from Western Canadian writers challenge us to think differently about the West – both past and present. Anne Lazurko’s novel Dollybird focuses on the small town of Ibsen, Saskatchewan, […]