Books

49th Shelf Shelf-Talkers

Shelf Talkers: Whispering Words to Hasten Spring’s Arrival Here in the Shelf Talkers column, we have a round-up of books for your spring reading pleasure. And, in keeping with the theme, we have a couple of new booksellers aboard, offering their choices from Peterborough and the Tsleil-Waututh, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Musqueam territories. We have fiction and

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Vancouver Launch Rue des Rosiers

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Rue des Rosiers in print

Arrived FedEx Friday April 5, 2019: now literally in my hands.  

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Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

Rhea Tregebov will be reading from her new novel Rue des Rosiers at the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, August 15 to 18, 2019. Exact date and time TBA.   Rhea Tregebov

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Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology

EDITED BY PRISCILA UPPAL AND MEAGHAN STRIMAS ISBN 978-1-77126-196-8 $20.00 CDN/USA 212 pages We all know someone. Or maybe that someone happens to be us. This groundbreaking landmark anthology explores the subject of cancer from all different points of view: patient, survivor, caregiver, lover, parent, child, doctor, surgeon, alternative healer, psychologist, compassionate human being, body

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Sustenance Anthology Nominated for City of Vancouver Book Award 2018

The City of Vancouver announced the four books shortlisted for the City of Vancouver Book Award on November 8, 2018. Three of the books are BC-published and all four finalists will be celebrated at a special event on December 8, 2018. Let’s look a little deeper into each nominated title. Sustenance: Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of

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Alden Nowlan: A Vancouver Celebration

October 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Book Warehouse Books In 2017, Goose Lane Editions/icehouse poetry published the long-awaited Collected Poems of Alden Nowlan, the first-ever gathering between two covers of the complete chapbooks & full-length collections by one of Canada’s most beloved poets. Nowlan (1933-1983), says singer-songwriter Al Tuck, “reminds us our English

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Quill & Quire Review of All Souls’ by George Fetherling

Rhea Tregebov opens her seventh poetry collection by telling us about a visitation she had that unexpectedly put an end to a period of literary silence: “You thought all the poems had grown up / and left home. / You didn’t expect to find one / putting its little hand on your face.” This is

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Vancouver is Awesome feature on Reading

Read All Over celebrates the bookworm in all of us, showcasing readers in Vancouver and the books they love most. Rhea Tregebov is a poet, novelist and children’s writer. Born in Saskatoon and raised in Winnipeg, she spent many years in Toronto and then was lured to Vancouver eight years ago by a job in

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Lilian Nattel on The Knife Sharpener’s Bell

The Knife Sharpener’s Bell 18 Jan 2011 5 Comments by Lilian Nattel in Literary Tags: Rhea Tregebov, The Knife Sharpener’s Bell The Knife Sharpener’s Bell is a novel about a Canadian family, originally from Russia, which returns to the Soviet Union – yes returns. This happened more times than people realize, when the depression was hitting

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The Knife Sharpener’s Bell Globe & Mail Top 100 book for 2010

Globe Books Special Jim Bartley’s top 5 THE KNIFE SHARPENER’S BELL By Rhea Tregebov (Coteau) The imminence of disaster – sensing it will come, not knowing how – infuses this tale of a Winnipeg family resettling in ancestral Ukraine. From callow childhood to belated understanding, snapshot scenes slowly coalesce into the arc of decades. Tregebov’s

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