Patrick O'Rourke

Paddy O'Rourke was the Editor-in-Chief of Thistledown Press from 1985 to 2001. He co-edited the poetry anthology Dancing Visions (Thistledown, 1985), the short story anthology The Last Map is the Heart (Thistledown, 1989) and the poetry anthology In the Clear (Thistledown Press). He is also the co-author of the Last Map is the Heart Teachers Resource Guide (1993).






short fiction anthology

336 pages / trade paper

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Teacher Resource Guide

The Last Map is the Heart

ISBN: 978-0-920633-64-9

“This excellent anthology contains 42 works of short fiction written by Western Canadian writers in the last fifty years . . .”
Canadian Book Review Annual


Batchelor, Rhonda. “Slipping into shorts.” Victoria Monday Magazine .
Beck, Marion. Freelance (May 1990): 31-2.
Cox, Catherine R. Canadian Materials (January 1990): 26.
Editorial. “Rigid rule may hurt students.” Saskatoon StarPhoenix . November 28, 1990.
Howells, Coral Ann. British Journal of Canadian Studies 8.2 (1990/1): 455.
MacKinnon, Brian. “From the bookshelf.” Classmate 20.2 (Winter 1989): 31-2.
MacKinnon, Brian. “From the bookshelf.” Classmate 20.3 (Spring 1990): 26-30.
Mortin, Jenni. “The west, warts and all.” Sask Report (December 1989): 83.
Oliver, Hugh. Canadian Book Review Annual (1990): 257.
Parungao, Pat. BC Teacher-Librarians Association Reviews (March 1991).
Quebec Library Association 31.1 (March 1990): 21.
Quickenden, Robert. “A tension in the heart.” Winnipeg Free Press . December 23, 1989. 26.
Schoemperlen, Diane. “Along old familiar trails.” Kingston Whig-Standard Magazine . June 2, 1990. 16.
Solomon, R. H. Choice (April 1990).
Stephaniuk, Jeffrey D. “Anthologies explore Canadian character.” Saskatoon StarPhoenix . February 10, 1990.
Stephaniuk, Jeffrey D. “Anthologies emphasize both space and place.” Sheaf . November 30, 1989.

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