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Mennonites Don't Dance one of five top Globe & Mail picks for 2011 Print this Article   Back To Top

These stories mix wry humour with darkest tragedy. Fallible patriarchs rule. Mothers and kids endure. A fresh calf’s heart still pumping on a father’s butcher block is at once gruesome and admirably understated. Hossack sails deftly through the metaphoric risk. She packs an emotional wallop, yet never tells you how to feel. The writing dovetails surprise and inevitability, cascading with retrospective meanings.


Oddball shortlisted for Victoria Book Prize Print this Article   Back To Top

Arthur John Stewart's OddBall has been shortlisted for the 2011 Bolen Book's Children's Book Prize, Victoria Book Prizes.

In a series of intimate monologues interspersed with dialogue and description, the lives of students at Central Middle School are exposed and explored. The schools has been plagued by bullying and the social fabric is deteriorating until several students, including a Latvian immigrant, bring about a change.

Theresa Kishkan wins first annual CNFC Readers’ Choice Award. April 30, 2009 Banff, Alberta Print this Article   Back To Top

Kishkan, a poet and essayist from Pender Harbour, B.C., won for her writing from Phantom Limb (Thistledown). At the CNFC’s annual conference in Banff, Kishkan was chosen from a short list of nine nominees, whose work demonstrates the stylistic and thematic range of Canadian creative nonfiction published over the past two years. 

Debbie Spring’s Breathing Soccer was nominated for the 2010 Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award Print this Article   Back To Top

Breathing Soccer is the realistic account of Lisa who is forbidden to play soccer because she has asthma. At its core the novel reveals the plight of asthmatics who desire the challenge and thrill of sports, but who must weigh that desire against some very real health issues.

Kristin Butcher who was selected to be a part of the 2009 TD Canadian Children’s Book Week Tour Print this Article   Back To Top

Kristin Butcher who was selected to be a part of the 2009 TD Canadian Children’s Book Week Tour. Kristin hopes to use this opportunity to tour the Maritimes. More information online at www.bookcentre.ca.

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