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Historical Novel Society - New Albion

Historical Novel Society - New Albion

"Brenna’s writing is engaging...New Albion could be the gateway story for a new generation to discover the longer Victorian classics." Read More...

Prairie Books NOW Interview & Review - The Griffin of Darkwood

Prairie Books NOW Interview & Review - The Griffin of Darkwood

"The Griffin of Darkwood will capture the imaginations of young readers with its adventure, mystery, magic, and adversity." Read More...

SK Book Reviews - Been in the Storm So Long

SK Book Reviews - Been in the Storm So Long

"This captivating story centres on the sometimes discordant rhythms of family and community, the restless and hungry Atlantic, and the music that scores and changes lives. The mesmerizing tale moves with lyricism and grace, transporting readers from a small Nova Scotia fishing village to New Orleans." Read More...

Today's Book of Poetry Review - Nineteen Fifty-Seven

Today's Book of Poetry Review - Nineteen Fifty-Seven

"McLean's Nineteen Fifty-Seven is packed to the rafters with salty wisdom." Read More...

CM Magazine Review - The Griffin of Darkwood

CM Magazine Review - The Griffin of Darkwood

"The Griffin of Darkwood is a story filled with magic, mystery, and imagination." Read More...

The Toronto Star Review - Russian Dolls

The Toronto Star Review - Russian Dolls

"Russian Dolls is not a cute book. Stylistically, it is inventive. Chapters chronicling Wylie and Christie’s relationship — they live together in an east Vancouver rooming house in the late-1970s — alternate with the stories that, at Christie’s insistence, Wylie writes. But there’s more at play than narrative cleverness. At its heart, Russian Dolls is something much darker." Read More...

Alberta Views Review - Burning in this Midnight Dream

Alberta Views Review - Burning in this Midnight Dream

" Halfe reminds us that the personal costs of decolonization--mobilizing wrenching memories of loss, humiliation and violence--entail work, a difficult labour requiring both particular inner strength and external support." Read More...