Julia Leggett

Stars between the Sun and Moon: One woman’s life in North Korea and escape to freedom By Lucia Jang and Susan McClelland Douglas & McIntyre 287 pages, $32.95 Reviewed by Julia Leggett Stars between the Sun and Moon, Lucia Jang’s memoir (as told to the journalist Susan McClelland) is an engrossing account of Jang’s childhood […]

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Adult Onset By Ann-Marie MacDonald Knopff Canada,  384 pages, $32   Reviewed by Julia Leggett Adult Onset, Ann-Marie MacDonald’s latest book, is genre bending. A sort of fictional autobiography, the novel explores a week in the life of Mary Rose MacKinnon, a part Canadian-part Lebanese, lesbian woman who spent her early years on a military base in […]

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The First Principles of Dreaming By Beth Goobie Second Story Press 265 pages, $19.95 Reviewed by Julia Leggett  The First Principles of Dreaming is veteran young-adult author Beth Goobie’s first novel length work intended for adults. Goobie delves into unsettling and challenging territory here, just as she does in her work for younger readers. A […]

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Gone South and Other Ways to Disappear, Julia Leggett’s debut collection of short stories (Mother Tongue Publishing, 188 pages, $19.95) is both polished and compelling. She was born in Calgary, but grew up in Zimbabwe, which she left at age 18. Leggett makes her home in Victoria now and is pursuing a master’s degree in […]

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