A new book by two B.C. authors makes a compelling case that fossil-fuel-loving politicians around the world may be committing crimes against humanity.
Patrick Blennerhassett's lively biography of a Punjabi field hockey star is full of surprises.
The B.C. journalist will be honoured with the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature at the Vancouver Public Library on June 29.
Local writers bring love and logic to the rapid disappearance of our domestic architectural heritage.
Halfway through River of Smoke, the second volume in Indo-American author Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy, I began to experience an odd feeling of déjà vu.
If you’re curious to learn more about environmental issues leading up to late November and early December’s UN climate-change conference in Paris, here are four recently published books worth reading.
Suzanne Alyssa Andrew’s debut novel weaves a tale of love and loss from multiple perspectives.
This account is more than an unusually entertaining midlife chronicle, encompassing Montreal’s music scene, differing philosophies of recording, and how technological change is affecting the music industry.
The central question of the book is worth contemplating, at least if we want the species to continue.
This debut novel by the Ontario-based writer is a masterpiece of half-truths, understatement, and ironies.
Alix Hawley’s All True Not a Lie in It won the national Amazon.ca/Walrus Magazine First Novel Award for good reason.
The only truly revelatory info in either is Bill Kreutzmann’s sage advice: never wrap your speed in tinfoil and leave it in a tree.
Saul, researching and writing after Pryor’s 2005 death, is able to open up interviewees to reveal a more candid and often significantly more complex figure.
Specimen’s original, odd, and compelling mix of sci-fi–flavoured literature proves Kovalyova’s experiment a significant one that surely deserves further testing.
That it took so long for a collected works from music critic Jessica Hopper to arrive is mind-boggling.
It’s a tearjerker.
There are lots of seemingly insurmountable problems that face the modern world. But what if one simple habit could address all of these issues—and more?
The Making of Zombie WarsBy Aleksandar Hemon. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 320 pp, hardcover
The United States military’s desire to kill without putting its soldiers at risk began earlier than many realize.
With Dancing in the Dark, the fourth volume of his intimate epic novel-as-memoir, the Norwegian literary superstar shifts his attention and narrows his focus to a single year in his life.
Before television comedians took over the job of ridiculing the political machinations of America’s rich, that role belonged to Gore Vidal.
Spinster By Kate Bolick. Crown, 297 pp, hardcover
Erik Larson covers the infamous disaster with a narrative that thrums with excitement.
Ann Packer returns to a theme that appears to hold an enduring fascination for her: the tension between a woman’s drive for personal fulfillment and her obligation to care for others.
It is the late 1970s. The Clash is coming to town. Everyone is spitting on one another.