THINGS YOU MAY FIND HIDDEN IN MY EAR: POEMS FROM GAZA by Mosab Abu Toha
THINGS YOU MAY FIND HIDDEN IN MY EAR: POEMS FROM GAZA by Mosab Abu Toha

Political poetry is crucial to the Palestinian literary tradition, embodied perhaps most famously by the poet and author Mahmoud Darwish (1941-2008), who was displaced as a child during the Nakba. This rich literary tradition also includes Ghassan Kanafani (1936-1972), displaced to Lebanon in 1948 and assassinated by the Mossad at the age of 36. Many readers are familiar with Refaat Alareer, the poet and literature professor whose poem “If I Must Die” was circulated widely after his assassination in 2023. His colleague and close friend, Mosab Abu Toha, enters this impressive lineage with his debut collection, Things You May Find Hidden in My Ear. 

The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters
The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters

In 1962, a Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq family travels to Maine, where they have gone for many years to spend the summer picking berries. That year there are five children, the youngest, Ruthie, just four years old. One day, Ruthie and six-year-old Joe go off together to eat their lunch. Joe, distracted by something, leaves his sister on her own, and Ruthie goes missing.

THE SARAH BURGOYNE INTERVIEW
THE SARAH BURGOYNE INTERVIEW

S A R A H   B U R G O Y N E is an experimental poet. Her second collection, Because the Sun, which thinks with and against Camus’ extensive notebooks and the iconic outlaw film Thelma & Louise, was published with Coach House Books in April 2021. 

Indigiqueerness: A Conversation About Storytelling by Joshua Whitehead, in dialogue with Angie Abdou
Indigiqueerness: A Conversation About Storytelling by Joshua Whitehead, in dialogue with Angie Abdou

Indigiqueerness is a lean, skinny book full of meat. At just under 100 pages, it is a comprehensive dive into who is Joshua Whitehead. And, through this vessel, what makes a storyteller?

Why I Wrote This Book Issue #31
Why I Wrote This Book Issue #31

Featuring Cathy Stonehouse, Sofia Mostaghimi, Darrow Woods, and Suzanne Casey.

The Blue Castle: The Original Manuscript by L.M. Montgomery, edited and annotated by Carolyn Strom Collins
The Blue Castle: The Original Manuscript by L.M. Montgomery, edited and annotated by Carolyn Strom Collins

As a self-appointed L.M. Montgomery scholar (one semester of Canadian Literature in my undergrad, but someone who’s read nearly all of her works and has many opinions on them, so not really a scholar so much as an educated fan), I was delighted to see that there was another annotated manuscript of one of Montgomery’s works, again ably put together and annotated by Carolyn Strom Collins, who released an annotated version of Anne of Green Gables in 2019.

Always Pack a Pen: An Interview with Marion McKinnon Crook
Always Pack a Pen: An Interview with Marion McKinnon Crook

"I will never stop writing," says Marion McKinnon Crook after thirty books to her credit.

The Everwell Society for the Benefit of Sorrowful Spinsters and Woeful Widows invites you to read Michelle Helliwell’s Scandalous Spinster series over tea while relaxing at Everwell Manor.
The Everwell Society for the Benefit of Sorrowful Spinsters and Woeful Widows invites you to read Michelle Helliwell’s Scandalous Spinster series over tea while relaxing at Everwell Manor.

Set in Victorian Halifax in the 1870s, each novel in the series is about a different teacher at Everwell Manor. They do not need to be read in order but your enjoyment of the series may increase if you do so.

July’s “Mystery Date With a Book” Giveaway!
July’s “Mystery Date With a Book” Giveaway!

What is the TMR “Win a Mystery Date With a Book” giveaway? How can one one join? First of all, TMR, in collaboration with some of Canada’s finest publishers, is giving away one current fiction title per month in 2024. We have 12 titles from three different publishers, so there will be variety in the available titles.

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