Foreword Reviews

Elaine Chiew, Book Reviewer

Book Review

The Blue Book of Nebo

by Elaine Chiew

Reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, Manon Steffan Ros’s "The Blue Book of Nebo" is an elegant, elegiac novel that tempers the enormity of nuclear Armageddon with personal, intimate relationships. Rowenna and her... Read More

Book Review

In the Event of Contact

by Elaine Chiew

Distance, psychological and physical, runs through Ethel Rohan’s short story collection In The Event of Contact. Here, contact, or the lack thereof, signals loss, emptiness, and need. Meanwhile, intimacy is a double-edged sword. In... Read More

Book Review

Stoop City

by Elaine Chiew

Concentrated most in a pocket of downtown Toronto, Kristyn Dunnion’s short story collection "Stoop City" is poetic in addressing disaffected urbanites: vagabonds, the poor, strung-out people, and those marginalized by society because... Read More

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