"The Small Things That End The World is a remarkable and beautiful book describing both the external and internal journey three women travel over the course of three generations. Lovingly, but without a trace of sentimentality, Lynes has created three women who deserve a place alongside other iconic female characters in modern literature."
"This free-verse novel is a powerful portrayal of a nuclear family that is coming apart...Highly Recommended."
"Anyone who has ever scrambled up an Alberta sun-scorched hoodoo will be keen to revisit the Drumheller region. And the Royal Tyrrell Museum is the area's jewel in the crown. Incorporating this distinctive landscape into a book's setting is a great way to get kids to read."
"Begamudré is an excellent storyteller...The stories that comprise Extended Families are compelling, and the quiet purpose of their telling is revealed slowly."
Coupal’s use of form is sparing and effective – pantoum (“A Plain Run”), villanelle (“Her Own Fading Light”), and sestina (“Sestina for the Party”) cycle through the pages like crops with different harvest dates.