"Coupal...succeeds admirably in painting a measured, loving, occasionally caustic, often blistering portrait of a small farming community that can’t promise much anymore but gives what it can."
"As the Taoists and the haiku masters know, you don’t need a lot or words to say a great deal. Margoshes dips into that wisdom as he reckons with his life."
"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."