Reviews

Book Review – This One Summer

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By Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

Groundwood Books (May 6, 2014)
320 Pages, $17.99 (Paperback Graphic Novel)

 

REVIEWED BY ELLIOT CHAN

 

Awago Beach has been a summer sanctuary for Rose and her parents for as … more »

Book Review – For Today I Am a Boy

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by KIM FU

HarperCollins (January 2014)
256 pages, $19.99 (Paperback)

 

REVIEWED BY ERIC WILKINS

 

“But I want to be like you,” I said, grabbing Adele’s knee. “I want to have hair like more »

Book Review – The Age

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By Nancy Lee

McClelland & Stewart (March 2014)
281 pages, $22.95 (Paperback)

REVIEWED BY BRYCE TARLING

 

Nancy Lee, in her new novel The Age, takes us through a relentless exploration of adolescence and uncertainty. It begins … more »

Book Review – Sinuous

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by LYDIA KWA

Turnstone Press (September 26 2013)
128 pages, $17 (Paperback)

REVIEWED BY LUCY NG

 

Vancouver psychologist and writer/poet Lydia Kwa’s second collection of poetry sinuous charts the geographical and psychological territory of the lost, the alienated, … more »

Book Review – Light

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by SOUVANKHAM THAMMAVONGSA
Pedlar Press, (September 15, 2013)
73 pages, $20 (Paperback)

Reviewed by Kathryn Gwun-Yeen Lennon

On a fall morning, just after daylight savings, I began reading Light. The bus I was riding turned a corner, and … more »

Book Review – How Does A Single Blade of Grass Thank The Sun

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By Doretta Lau

Nightwood Editions (April 2014)
120 Pages, $19.95 (paperback)

Reviewed by Sharon Miki 

Doretta Lau’s début, How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun, reveals...

Book Review – You Are A Cat! by Sherwin Tjia

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You Are A Cat! 
by Sherwin Tjia

Conundrum Press, Oct. 2011,
240 pages, 80 b/w illustrations $17 (Paperback)

Reviewed by Elliot Chan.

As someone who finds felines endearing and adorable—but is also allergic to them—I’m trapped in a love-hate relationship … more »

Book Review: Inside Chinatown: Ancient Culture in a New World

Book Review: Inside Chinatown: Ancient Culture in a New World

Inside Chinatown: Ancient Culture in a New World
By Robert Amos and Kileasa Wong
TouchWood Editions, 160 pages

Reviewed by David Chau

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ROBERT AMO’S AND KILEASA WONG’S book, Inside Chinatown: Ancient Culture in a New World, … more »

VAFF 2012 - "A Lot Like You"

VAFF 2012 – “A Lot Like You”

I’m passing through a road I don’t know, looking out the smoky windows of the bus and trying to act like I don’t mind that a beet-red man is standing over my seat, huffing noisily as he tries to do … more »

VAFF 2012: Tales of the Waria

VAFF 2012 Review: Tales of the Waria (dir: Kathy Huang)

When talking about the LGBTQ community, one tends to hear of the abuse and atrocities committed by certain hateful individuals or groups and the pains with which the community combats … more »