Bruce Meyer is the author of numerous books of poetry, short stories, flash fiction, and non-fiction, including three national bestsellers (The Golden Thread, Portraits of Canadian Writers, and the anthology We Wasn’t Pals that he co-edited with Barry Callaghan).
A story of adventure, betrayal, and resilience in Newfoundland set against the backdrop of the historical events of the American War of Independence.
Brought Down by Simon Constam struggles with daily life as a firm believer and continuing pride in Jewish identity.
Visceral, surprising, and surreal, these twelve stories from David Clerson move from the charged darkness of the woods to the urban underground, while characters set a course to see out the night.
Salt and Roses is a collection of essays from May Davidson, co-inventor of the Maine Buoy Bell and author of Whatever it Takes, that offers an intimate look at her love affair with the State of Maine and her years working and living along the coast with her late husband Jim.
In episode 3, we continue our look at the Best of 2021 books with audio clips from Ian Colford and Rachel Fernandes. Also, an interview with James was conducted by Jessica Robichaud and our Patreon campaign with an Atlantic Books Today incentive.
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The Canada Reads 2022 longlist was announced on January 14th. The Miramichi Reader reviewed four, and TMR contributor Alison Manley posted reviews of three more on her Instagram page.
While hosting a house warming for the town's dignitaries, police and fire station teams, the entire group witnesses a woman dying by poison. Or did she?
The following excerpt is from Chapter 17 of Susan Flanagan's The Degrees of Barley Lick (for readers 12 and up).
For episode 2 of 2022, I continue with a look at the "Best of 2021" lists, with contributed audio files from Alison Manley and Ian Colford talking about their choices in the best fiction, non-fiction and poetry categories. I also have a 'live' interview with my friend and colleague Jessica Robichaud about her favourite books growing up.
Zachari Logan is a queer Canadian poet and artist whose art is exhibited widely in both group and solo exhibitions throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His debut collection, A Natural History of Unnatural Things has just been released.
In his new memoir, Portland-native Ed Crockett recounts his struggle to break the cycle of alcoholism, come to grips with the embarrassing specter of his father, to eventually find success on the same streets where his father once spent his days passed out and begging for money.
In the first episode of 2022, James discusses the reasons for the transition from "The Very Best!" Book Awards to the more inclusive year-end "Best of 2021" posts. Also, a look at his three favourite fiction and non-fiction reads of 2021.
Here is the third and final category of 2021 to be recognized: Poetry. The seven selections below, as with our Best Fiction and Best Non-Fiction lists, were chosen by our team of contributors.