Comedian Alicia Tobin’s Gentle, Hilarious Essays Help on the Baddest Days

So You're a Little Sad, So What?: Nice Things to Say to Yourself on Bad Days and Other Essays, by Alicia Tobin (Amazon / Book Depository) Alicia Tobin is a comedian and podcaster based in Vancouver. In her first but decidedly polished essay collection, she writes about self-esteem, bad boyfriends, working in retail and as... Continue Reading →

The Lives and Loss of Canada’s Indigenous Women and Girls

Book review: Highway of Tears, by Jessica McDiarmid (Amazon / Book Depository) The highway of tears is a lonesome road that runs across a lonesome land. The plight of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada has increasingly been in the spotlight of late, deservingly so. One relative of a victim quoted in journalist Jessica McDiarmid's Highway... Continue Reading →

How a World Meets Its End

Book review: At the End of the World, by Lawrence Millman (Amazon / Book Depository) In the winter of 1941, when most of the world was concerned with the Second World War raging in Europe, a different drama was unfolding on the remote Belcher Islands of Canada's Hudson Bay. In a religious frenzy, three Inuit... Continue Reading →

On the Nova Scotia Streets

  Book review: Somebody's Daughter, by Phonse Jessome (Amazon) A journalistic account of prostitution and trafficking out of Nova Scotia in the early '90s, mostly centered on underage cases. The author tells detailed stories about how several of the women fell into prostitution and horribly damaging and senseless relationships with pimps, and these personal elements made... Continue Reading →

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