December 2009

  • A Watery Reading of the Land

    A review of Lakeland: Journeys into the Soul of Canada, by Allan Casey
  • Spies Among Us

    A review of Nest of Spies: The Startling Truth about Foreign Agents at Work within Canada’s Borders, by Fabrice de Pierrebourg and Michel Juneau-Katsuya, translated by Ray Conlogue
  • Success in the Slums?

    A review of Welcome to the Urban Revolution: How Cities Are Changing the World, by Jeb Brugmann
  • Humanist Conspiracy

    A review of A Sudden Terror: The Plot to Murder the Pope in Renaissance Rome, by Anthony F. D’Elia
  • Haunted Legacy

    A review of Wajdi Mouawad’s Tideline, translated by Shelley Tepperman, and Scorched, translated by Linda Gaboriau
  • Porridge and Ice

  • Lobsters

  • Christmas Spirit

  • Grief Transformed

    A review of February, by Lisa Moore
  • Classical Genius

    A review of The Golden Mean, by Annabel Lyon
  • The Snowbird’s Story

    A review of All of Me, by Anne Murray, with Michael Posner
  • Why Did He Do It?

    A review of , by Denise Chong
  • Troubled Brilliance

    A review of Bringing Art to Life: A Biography of Alan Jarvis, by Andrew Horrall

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Wes Tyrell

Wes Tyrell is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist. Prior to his life as a freelancer, he ran a hotel in Cuba and is currently writing about these bizarre experiences in a graphic novel, Fidel & I. Wes has drawn for Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail, Dogs in Canada and the BBC. Contact Wes at