Book Reviews

The Global Forest by Diana Beresford-Kroeger

February 10th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews

The Global Forest by Diana Beresford-Kroeger

The Global Forest by Diana Beresford-Kroeger Publisher: Viking Price: $32.50 hardcover ISBN: 978-067-002174-1 Page count: 192 pp. Size: 5 ½  x 8 ½ Released: May You could call them essays, or you could call them refrains, as this Irish born author does. In the introduction to her forty mini chapters on a sylvan theme, she […]

In the Fabled East, by Adam Lewis Schroeder

February 10th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews

In the Fabled East, by Adam Lewis Schroeder

BC Bookworld Review – In the Fabled East, Adam Lewis Schroeder (Douglas & McIntyre, $29.95) Review by Cherie Thiessen Myth and Mayhem It’s the subject of many a myth and story – the search for eternal life and Shangri La. Sure, it’s hackneyed, but it still sucks us in, especially in the hands of a […]

The Moon’s Fireflies, by Benjamin Madison

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The Moon’s Fireflies, by Benjamin Madison

BC Bookworld Review – The Moon’s Fireflies, by Benjamin Madison, Published by Oolichan Books, $18.95 Review by Cherie Thiessen Some things, like Cabernet Sauvignon, need time to develop their flavours. Madison feels that way about his first anthology of short stories based on his life in Africa over twenty years ago. We often take years […]

Broken Windows

April 22nd, 2010  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews

by Patricia Nolan Polestar Book Publishers, S.C., $16.95, 176 pp. From the 10 year old Sylvia who distances herself from the pain of her father’s womanizing and her mother’s illness through caricaturing his lovers and photographing her father hugging her mother’s ashes, to the middle aged male traveling to the funeral of an aunt who […]

Between Gardens

April 22nd, 2009  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews

Observations on Gardening, Friendship and Disability by Carol Graham Chudley and Dorothy Field Polestar Book Publishers, S.C.. $24.95, 240 pp. The letters capture ephemeral moments and chronicle a special time in the women’s lives while also giving the reader insights into gardening and nature. Although they were neighbours, Carol’s idea to share observations, perceptions and […]

Silent Inlet

April 22nd, 2009  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews

by Joanna Streetly Oolichan Books S.C. $22.95, 448 pp. Five years ago, Hannah escaped from Hansen Sound, a storm-wrapped, isolated sliver of village on Vancouver Island’s west coast. She fled north to train and work as a nurse, perhaps desperate for the reliable rays of a Yukon sun. In the sopping bi-cultural home of her […]