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Advance praise for Alison Lohans’ PICTURING ALYSSA

As you may know, Alison Lohans, the prolific author of young adult and children’s books, has a new novel out this September. Picturing Alyssa, published by Dundurn Press, follows Alyssa Dixon as a photograph literally transports her to an Iowa … Continue reading

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How does one follow up a Commonwealth Prize nomination?

If you’re Darcie Friesen Hossack, naturally, you follow one nomination with another–and with an enthusiastic new review! We’re thrilled to report that Darcie’s Mennonites Don`t Dance (Thistledown Press 2010) is a finalist for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. The $10,000.00-award, endowed … Continue reading

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Another day, another rave

If your Saturday routine doesn’t include poring over the Globe and Mail with a cup of coffee, you may have missed the review of Darcie Friesen Hossack‘s Commonwealth Prize-nominated Mennonites Don’t Dance. Darcie is praised for her deft touch and her … Continue reading

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Mary Lou Dickinson at Novel Idea

Those of you who are looking ahead to March may want to circle Thursday the 10th on your calendars: Mary Lou Dickinson, author of the acclaimed Ile D’Or (Inanna Publications, May 2010), will read from her novel at Kingston, Ontario’s … Continue reading

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Hot off the presses

…another rave review for Darcie Friesen Hossack‘s Mennonites Don’t Dance! Writing in the Winnipeg Free Press, reviewer Adelia Neufeld Wiens compares Hossack–who writes “with black humour and shrewd wit”–to fellow Mennonite writers Miriam Toews and Patrick Friesen: “Like The Shunning … Continue reading

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Praise for Mennonites Don’t Dance

It’s reasonably safe to say that most writers worry about how their books will be received once published. The reviewing public can be a special source of anxiety, but it can also be a font of reassurance. For Darcie Friesen Hossack–whose debut collection … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading

This past holiday season saw the return of the Advent Book Blog, the brainchild of Book Madam‘s Julie Wilson and Books On The Radio‘s Sean Cranbury. Simply stated, the blog’s benevolent purpose is to “[help] you buy better books,” but also … Continue reading

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