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Thirty-fourth Issue
Volume 14, No. 2
 




..where to find the mrb

The Mrb Is Available At The Following Locations:


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




Today, Maybe
By Dominique Demers Illustrated By Gabrielle Grimard Translated By Sheila Fischman
$19.95
hardcover 32 pp.
Orca Book Publishers ISBN 9781554694006
young readers

Today, Maybe

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New Document In Dominique Demers’s intriguing tale of faith, Today, Maybe, an unnamed girl lives with her little bird in a house by the forest. Everyday she wakes up with the words, “Today, maybe he’ll come.” Just who, readers don’t know, and neither does the girl. Every now and then, a visitor arrives to disturb the golden calm of her cottage, sometimes threatening – like the jagged-toothed thieves and the hulking wolf – sometimes sweet, like the handsome prince. Gently but firmly she turns them all away, waiting for that special visitor. Demers’s protagonist is an inspiring heroine for young readers, a problem-solver confident in her purpose. Grimard brings a classic beauty to the story with pictures that contrast yellow warmth and comfort, and the girl’s smallness, against the sweeping, dark shapes of the outside world. The author and illustrator effectively build anticipation with each new encounter; rest assured, the girl’s long wait is worth it.

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