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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...

Saskatoon StarPhoenix Review - Been in the Storm So Long

Saskatoon StarPhoenix Review - Been in the Storm So Long

"Been in the Storm So Long, as historical fiction, requires research, and Jordan has done his work, on pre-Confederation Nova Scotia, on New Orleans, and on whaling and violin making. One of the restful places the wanderers in this novel often go — though violence occasionally rears its head in this area, as well — is to music, and the violin is the primary carrier of various Acadian tunes, both in Nova Scotia and Louisiana." Read More...

New Awards

The Tongues of Earth was awarded third place in the Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry

Convictions won a Gold Medal in the "YA Historical/Cultural" category in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards

The Griffin of Darkwood tied for bronze in the "Pre-Teen Fiction: Fantasy" category of the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards

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