Animal sentience has become a hot topic in recent fiction, and none too soon. At a time when science is showing that animals do indeed have language—a recent study of canebrake wrens suggests that birdsong is governed by a complex, learned set of social rules, much like human communication—it’s encouraging to see more fiction that
Cameron Anstee’s Book of Annotations
and Alice Major’sWelcome to the Anthropocene
Reviewed by Bruce Whiteman
Cameron Anstee’s “Book of Annotations” and Alice Major’s “Welcome to the Anthropocene.”
Step onto crunching parchment, hold out hands, and press the hallway walls as codices to…
Liz Harmer’s sharp-eyed debut harnesses our high-tech fears to masterful effect.
The house sparrow carries sunlight in her beak. Consider the mystery—the slight frame burgeoning with…
Montrealer Enid Louise Cushing’s 1956 mystery debut, “Murder’s No Picnic.”
At Calgary’s Pages Books, Gaiman, Murakami, and Cusk make happy bedfellows with Canadian independent presses and 6 translations of Madame Bovary.
Serendipity abounds in the Rev. H.A. Cody’s “The Girl at Bullet Lake” (1933).