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Sisters of the Spruce

By Leslie Shimotakahara
Categories: Fiction

World War One is in high gear. Fourteen-year-old Khya Terada moves with her family to a remote, misty inlet on Haida Gwaii, then the Queen Charlotte Islands, in northern British Columbia, known for its ...

Permission to Land

By Judy LeBlanc
Categories: Memoir

When Judy LeBlanc’s mother died in 2015, she embarked on a personal journey of discovery and reconciliation with her known but unacknowledged Coast Salish ancestry on her mother’s side. She was to ...

Hazard, Home

By Christine Lowther
Categories: Poetry

Room is made for martens when time hollows a hemlock:

the arborists’ hazard, home to more scufflers and singers.

It’s the dying that reinvigorates; roosts, rests, hidden shelters,

clinging of bat claw ...

Accidental Blooms

By Keiko Honda
Categories: Memoir

Keiko Honda is living a successful, busy life as a scientist of cancer epidemiology at Columbia University in New York City when one morning she abruptly loses all strength in her legs. She phones a friend ...

Moorings

By Christopher Levenson
Categories: Poetry

Moorings, the fourteenth collection from award-winning poet Christopher Levenson, is a profound meditation on loss and aging. “It is an intricate business, growing old,” posits the speaker in the ...

Absence of Wings

By Arleen Paré
Categories: Poetry

Absence of Wings depicts the extraordinary and tragically foreshortened life of A.—Paré’s niece, Brazilian, adopted, racialized, and living with multiple mental health diagnoses. In her deft and clear ...

A Brief and Endless Sea

By Barbara Pelman
Categories: Poetry

Born out of waiting out the lockdown during the early days of the pandemic, Barbara Pelman’s A Brief and Endless Sea explores a life in retrospect, beginning with a high school typing class and ending ...

Rains, At Times Heavy

By Debi Goodwin
Categories: Fiction

Linden Kemp’s grandmother tells her: Old age is a privilege our men never got to know.

Linden’s grandfather drowned trying to save others when Hurricane Hazel lashed an unprepared Toronto. The hippie ...

Gumboot Guys

Edited by Lou Allison
Compiled by Jane Wilde
Categories: BC History, Anthology

Gumboot Girls and Dancing in Gumboots chronicled the fascinating and inspiring stories of the 1970’s migration of women seeking a new way of life on BC’s West Coast, from Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii ...

Knots and Stitches

By Kristin Miller
Categories: Memoir

In 1979, Kristin Miller and her partner hitched a ride on a fishboat to a remote community across the harbour from Prince Rupert, BC. Entranced with the wild beauty of the rocky inlet, they bartered a ...