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Open Book says Glory by Gil­lian Wig­more (In­vis­i­ble Pub­lish­ing) is a “strange tale of dan­ger­ous women, a man-eat­ing lake, and the ir­re­sistible at­trac­tion of the for­bid­den”; the char­ac­ters are “alive,” says Sally Makin on Goodreads, “they are flawed, like­able, dis­il­lu­sioned and dis­agree­able”; “the strength of char­ac­ters be­gan to re­shape the orig­i­nal con­cept of the novel,” says the Prince Ge­orge Cit­i­zen; All Lit Up says the novel “draws heat from a dy­namic, primeval wild­ness”; Quill & Quire says “the fi­nale tries too hard.” The Star says Mala­gash by Joey Comeau (ECW Press) “clamps down on the quirk­i­ness”; Von Fic­tionophile on Ama­zon says it’s “a sim­ple, beau­ti­fully writ­ten, heart-wrench­ing read”; the Coast says the prose is “tran­quil” and “lyri­cal”; Kirkus Re­view says the writ­ing is “blunt” and “slightly trun­cated”; Deb­bie on Goodreads writes “this is a weird one”; the Globe & Mail says, “There are no glit­tery py­rotech­nics, no ex­per­i­men­tal rab­bit holes to fall into.” The Koote­nay Arts E-bul­letin says In Other Words: A Ger­man Cana­dian Story by Nor­bert Ruebsaat (AUL) “takes us from echoes of the fairy tales of the Broth­ers Grimm to a child’s life in the Cana­dian West”; Jim Mitchell writes on Ama­zon, “I wouldn’t let the ‘Ger­man-ness’ of the cover or au­thor mis­lead you—it’s re­ally very, very Cana­dian.” Mid­west Book Re­view says John Pask­ievich’s The North End Re­vis­ited (Univer­sity of Man­i­toba Press) “is a world of babas in babuskhas and onion-dome churches”; it re­minds “the reader of a fa­mil­iar, though faded, time and place” says the Man­i­to­ban.

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