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THE PHILOSOPHY OF AS IF by Fraser Sutherland

 

"Throughout [the book], Sutherland is witty, his poetic persona endearingly self-deprecating ... on the whole, these are competent poems that are enjoyable to read and contemplate."

                                                                 - Quill & Quire 

         

"Sutherland's strength is this deceptive simplicity, a verbal clarity and concision that come from his long practice of observation, a life well inked." 

   

                                                                 - The Globe and Mail



 

CURRY IS THICKER THAN WATER by Jasmine D’Costa

 

"Spiced with insight and charm ... Jasmine D'Costa's collection of short tales adds to the rich library of Indo-Canadian storytelling."

 

                                                                  - The Globe and Mail

 

"Corrupt politicians, idol worship, folklore — in her remarkable debut collection of short stories, Jasmine D'Costa traverses a wide spectrum of regional and religious flavours of India. Light and crisp, D'Costa's art of visual imagery is to be commended. Be it Mumbai, Goa or Mangalore, D'Costa deftly maneuvers the reader through different fragments of Indian society and its idiosyncrasies."

 

                                                                  - Toronto Star

 

 

TAKING THE ICE by Pj Kwong

 

"This book brings figure skating fans closer to the action than they've ever been before. Pj Kwong makes you feel like a figure skating insider. She makes the sport accessible and fascinating at the same time while giving you a behind-the-scenes look."

                                                                 - Toronto Star  

 

"Pj Kwong has turned her passion and understanding of the sport of figure skating into a way of life. She has become a clear and credible voice in the sport. One that people seek out when they want to know what is really happening. And one they will stop and listen to, or read, if they love skating." 

 

                                                                 - CBC Sports 



 

THE SERENITY OF STONE by Michael Fraser

 

"A new, exciting voice has emerged in Canada’s poetry scene. The poet blends his unique heritage – birth in Grenada, boyhood in Edmonton and teaching high school in Toronto – with an unerring eye and ear for contrast and detail. All of Fraser’s lines crackle with an energy fuelled by deep empathy and the ability to take language to the edge. Unique parallels and concretes clothed in surprising abstracts challenge and delight."

                                                                - Canadian Bookseller Magazine