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Volume 14, No. 2
 




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features

Niko
By Eric Boodman

The Anatomy Of Clay
By Abby Paige

They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children / Mobilizing The Will To Intervene: Leadership To Prevent Mass Atrocities
By Aparna Sanyal


fiction

Bats Or Swallows
Reviewed by Taylor Tower

Lives: Whole And Otherwise
Reviewed by Rosel Kim

Midway
Reviewed by Kimberly Bourgeois

Spat The Dummy
Reviewed by Ian McGillis

The Obituary
Reviewed by Anna Leventhal

Three Deaths
Reviewed by Rob Sherren



non-fiction

Bad Animals: A Father’s Accidental Education In Autism
Reviewed by Leila Marshy

Making Waves: The Continuing Portuguese Adventure
Reviewed by Joni Dufour

The Republic Of Therapy
Reviewed by Sarah Fletcher

Writing In The Time Of Nationalism: From Two Solitudes To Blue Metropolis
Reviewed by Gregory J. Reid

You Could Lose An Eye: My First 80 Years In Montreal
Reviewed by Joel Yanofsky


non-fiction at a glance

Eeyou Istchee: Land Of The Cree/terre Des Cris
Reviewed by Carol Katz

The Origin Of A Person
Reviewed by Prosenjit Dey Chaudhury



poetry

Blood Is Blood
Reviewed by Bert Almon

Hard Feelings
Reviewed by Bert Almon

Poets And Killers
Reviewed by Bert Almon

Song Of The Taxidermist
Reviewed by Bert Almon

The Collected Books Of Artie Gold
Reviewed by Bert Almon

The Truth Of Houses
Reviewed by Bert Almon

Where We Might Have Been
Reviewed by Bert Almon


the mile end café

The October Crisis, 1970 An Insider’s View/trudeau's Darkest Hour, War Measures In Time Of Peace, October 1970
Reviewed by Mélanie Grondin


the mrb cartoon

Image By Jean-philippe Marcotte


young readers

Captured: The Divided Realms Series, Book 1
Reviewed by Andrea Belcham

Into The Mist: The Story Of The Empress Of Ireland
Reviewed by Andrea Belcham

Milo: Sticky Notes And Brain Freeze
Reviewed by Andrea Belcham

Noni Says No
Reviewed by Andrea Belcham

Raffi’s New Friend
Reviewed by Andrea Belcham

Scaredy Squirrel Has A Birthday Party
Reviewed by Andrea Belcham

Today, Maybe
Reviewed by Andrea Belcham

Without You
Reviewed by Andrea Belcham




Into The Mist: The Story Of The Empress Of Ireland
Anne Renaud
$14.99
paper 106 pp.
Dundurn Press ISBN 9781554887590
young readers

Into The Mist: The Story of the Empress of Ireland

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New Document In her new non- fiction title for young adult readers, Into the Mist: The Story of the Empress of Ireland, Anne Renaud focuses on the elegant ship from the Edwardian era that sank in the St. Lawrence River, taking over 1000 lives with it. In Renaud’s account, the wreck isn’t depicted until the second half of the book, the author taking care to first make a case for the liner’s contributions to Canadian industry and society. The Empress of Ireland was built in 1905 in Scot- land for the Canadian Pacific Railway to carry mail between Britain and Canada. At the time, Canada was seeking European immigrants to settle in the lands newly linked by the railway and the Empress of Ireland be- came an important vessel for bringing settlers into the country. Renaud’s descriptions of the tiered accommodations available to passengers – which included a barbershop, a library, and a children’s playground – illustrate the class divisions of the era. She further humanizes her story by making case studies of some of those who traveled on the ship. The many photographs and historical documents, such as advertisements and news- paper headlines, included in the book help the reader visualize the period, so that by the time the sinking is described, its tragedy seems all the more profound.

Andrea Belcham is the author of the forthcoming Food and Fellowship: Pro- jects and Recipes to Feed a Community (The Alternate Press/Life Media).