Number 103

The 50th Anniversary Issue (#103, Fall 2018)

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What’s Old Notable CanLit reissues and offerings from the country’s antiquarian booksellers

  • Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro; Edge ed. Henry Beissel;  These Festive Nights by Marie-Claire Blais; Mother Love by L.R. Wright; Nights on Prose Mountain by bpNichol

THE DUSTY BOOKCASE A casual exploration of Canada’s suppressed, ignored, and forgotten literature

  • Adrienne Clarkson’s Summer Romance by Brian Busby


  • “Inventory” by Kayla Czaga 
  • “Moving” by Doyali Islam


  • Reading Beyond the Beard: Robertson Davies’ Fifth Business by Randy Boyagoda
  • Hagar the Relatable: Margaret Laurence’s The Stone Angel by Tasneem Jamal
  • Period Pieces: Brian Moore’s and Marian Engel’s 1968 feminist novels by Emily Donaldson
  • New Myths, Old Ideas: Irving Layton’s The Shattered Plinths is still awful by Andreae Callanan
  • 1967 and All That: Looking back at Pierre Berton’s looking back by Alex Good
  • “The Only News That Isn’t Boring Is the Truth”: Leonard Cohen’s poetry, then and now by Bruce Whiteman
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman: Marie-Claire Blais’ The Manuscripts of Pauline Archange by André Forget
  • Dark Imaginings: Harold Sonny Ladoo’s No Pain Like This Body by Rabindranath Maharaj
  • Solidarity for Never: Pierre Vallières’ oxymoronic manifesto by Rachel Décoste
  • My Stallion, Myself: Robert Kroetsch’s 1969 cowboy novel by Anthony Easton
  • The Signs of Invasion: Alice Munro’s Images by John Metcalf
  • Chronic Realities in the Wasteland: Sheila Watson’s The Double Hook by Paige Cooper
  • Sowing SEED: In late sixties’ Toronto, an educational experiment takes root
  • Mary H. Auerbach Rykov We Shall Come Over Mark Satin’s Vietnam-era draft-dodgers’ manual by Benjamin Hertwig
  • Flora and Fauna Margaret Atwood’s and Pat Lowther’s lucidly complex late-sixties poetry by Anita Lahey


  • Cardinal Virtue: Harold Cardinal’s The Unjust Society was a blueprint for hope by Tracey Lindberg

Selections from the Lost Library of CanLit graphic novels

  • Michael Ondaatje’s The Collected Works of Billy the Kid by Scott Chantler 


  • “Near Hickory” by Martha Wilson 


  • From Rag to (Literary) Riches: 50 Years of CNQ by David Mason


  • Sharon Bala’s The Boat People by Stephen Henighan
  • Gregory Betts & Christian Bok’s Avant Canada: Poets, Prophets, Revolutionaries by Derek Webster
  • Dominique Bernier-Cormier’s Correspondent and Deanna Young’s Reunion by Domenica Martinello
  • Jennifer Ilse Black’s  Small Predators by Patricia Robertson
  • Alex Boyd’s Army of the Brave and Accidental by Alex Good
  • Lauren B. Davis’ The Grimoire of Kensington Market by Jesse Eckerlin
  • Paige Cooper’s Zolitude and H B Hogan’s This Keeps Happening by Steven Beattie
  • Martine Delvaux’s White Out  and Éric Plamondon’s Mayonnaise by JC Sutcliffe
  • Patrick deWitt’s French Exit by Mark Sampson
  • Allan Downey’s The Creator’s Game by Monique Giroux
  • Gwynne Dyer’s Growing Pains: The Future of Democracy (and Work) by Alex Good
  • Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black by Paul Barrett
  • Rawi Hage’s The Beirut Hellfire Society by Michel Basilieres
  • Dominic Hardy, Annie Gérin, & Lora Senechal Carney’s Sketches from an Unquiet Country: Canadian Graphic Satire, 1840–1940 by Alison Gillmor
  • Helen Humphreys’ Machine Without Horses by Rohan Maitzen
  • Douglas Hunter’s Beardmore by Vit Wagner
  • Amanda Jernigan’s Years, Months, Days, Sarah Tolmie’s The Art of Dying, and Tess Liem’s Obits by Dancy Mason
  • Adrian Michael Kelly’s The Ambassador of What by Jared Young
  • K.D. Miller’s  Late Breaking by Trevor Corkum
  • Nathan Ripley’s Find You in the Dark, Craig Davidson’s The Saturday Night Ghost Club, Timothy Taylor’s The Rule of Stephens, and Sharon Butala’s  Zara’s Dead by James Grainger
  • Waubgeshig Rice’s Moon of the Crusted Snow by Dilia Narduzzi
  • Merilyn Simonds’ Refuge byJeff Bursey
  • Miriam Toews’ Women Talking by Rudrapriya Rathore
  • Ian Weir’s The Life and Death of Strother Purcell by Brett Joseph Grubisic
  • Joshua Whitehead’s Jonny Appleseed by Jeremiah Bartram


Northern Cookbook by Stephen Fowler