From the distinguished W.P. Kinsella comes his final work – a series of linked stories wrapped in a novel.
"The Ojibwe word weweni implies the need to take care, to do things properly, to be appropriate. When I read Cree poet Louise Halfe’s book of careful poems, I whispered this word to myself. These are poems that reveal the destructive legacy of an excruciatingly painful past, and I reminded myself to take care in receiving Halfe’s words, because these poems bear witness to attempted genocide. They are also intimate, distinct, and a voice for survivance."
"You can say a lot in one poem that would take you a lot longer in a short story or an essay or a novel" - Jim McLean
Small Displays of Chaos is an engaging and true-to-life read that would be a good addition to any high school or home library.
"From a poor orphan who has lost his will to write and under the “protection” of a selfish aunt, to evil servants with malevolent intentions, and a mysterious creature, sight unseen, that dominates the landscape, The Griffin of Darkwood is itself a tapestry."
"Readers who like to learn Canadian history through storytelling will be pleased with this new offering. Set in the Cree community of Pelican Narrows in northern Saskatchewan in 1924, the fascinating story that unfolds in Maggie Siggins' Scattered Bones was inspired by events reported in official documents and memoirs."
"I’ve now read enough of Judith Silverthorne’s numerous books to know that anything she writes will be a worthy read, and my belief was confirmed again with her latest, the historical novel Convictions."