memoir

Brentwood Bay writer Eve Joseph’s new book, In the Slender Margin:  The Intimate Strangeness of Death and Dying, is essential reading for everyone.  She recently took the time to talk to Coastal Spectator Editor Lynne Van Luven. Joseph’s first book of poetry, The Startled Heart, was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay poetry prize, as was […]

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The Deaf House  By Joanne Weber Thistledown Press 274 pages; $18.95 Reviewed by Margaret Thompson There is a prefatory Note to The Deaf House by Joanne Weber that explains the difference between deaf/Deaf and hearing/Hearing as they are used in the narrative. For many readers this may well be their introduction to points of view […]

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The Truth About Luck By Iain Reid Published by Anansi 254 pages, $18.95 By Richel Donaldson The Truth About Luck is Ontario author Iain Reid’s second memoir. Reid, whose first book was about moving back home after university, was recently named as one of five up-and-coming Canadian authors by the Globe and Mail. In The […]

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Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents By Elisabeth Eaves Seal Press 304 pages, $17.50 Reviewed by Isabela Vera Elisabeth Eaves first began her love affair with travel as a college freshman, spending the summer in Spain as an au-pair with a penchant for Pepe, the suave bartender down the road. Now a middle-aged freelance […]

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Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter; Growing up with a gay dad By Alison Wearing 292 pages; $24.00 Reviewed by Cecania Alexander When I pick up a book, my dearest hopes are, admittedly, a bit unfair. Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter – a nonfiction family memoir about Wearing’s growing up as her father discovers his gay […]

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