November 2008

  • Love-Making through Word-Making

    A review of Love’s Civil War: Elizabeth Bowen and Charles Ritchie, edited by Victoria Glendinning
  • Beyond the Counting House

    A review of The Sum of the Satisfactions: Canada in the Age of National Accounting, by Duncan McDowall
  • History Etched in Stone

    A review of Old Canadian Cemeteries: Places of Memory, by Jane Irwin, photographs by John de Visser
  • Eliminating the Caboose

    A review of Who Killed the Queen? The Story of a Community Hospital and How to Fix Public Health Care, by Holly Dressel, and Critical to Care: The Invisible Women in Health Services, by Pat Armstrong, Hugh Armstrong and Krista Scott-Dixon
  • Tabloid Science

    A review of The Quantum Ten: A Story of Passion, Tragedy, Ambition and Science, by Sheilla Jones
  • The Cree in Crisis

    A review of Through Black Spruce, by Joseph Boyden
  • Cross-Racial Tragedy

    A review of The Retreat, by David Bergen
  • Angry Mr. Nice Guy

    A review of Hell or High Water: My Life In and Out of Politics, by Paul Martin
  • Imperial America

    A review of The Perils of Empire: America and Its Imperial Predecessors, by James Laxer, and What Is America? A Short History of the New World Order, by Ronald Wright
  • Swiftian Wit and Zen Insight

    A review of Thomas Merton: Hermit at the Heart of Things, by J.S. Porter
  • Women on the High Seas

    A review of Silk Sails: Women of Newfoundland and Their Ships, by Calvin Evans
  • Regret: for Joaquin

  • You Would Think

  • Conscience

  • Camille

  • as apology does

  • Spiritual Dissent

    An online review of Falun Gong and the Future of China, by David Ownby
  • An Informed Citizenry?

    An online review of Communication in China: Political Economy, Power and Conflict, by Yuezhi Zhao

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Sylvia Nickerson

Since graduating from art school in 2001, Sylvia Nickerson has designed books, illustrated for magazines, tutored mathematics, worked as an arts administrator in the Canadian book publishing industry and completed an M.A. in the history of science. Her illustrations have been published in The Coast, The New Quarterly, Carousel Magazine, Briarpatch Magazine, The Dominion and The Globe and Mail. To see more of her art go to