Reality Begins at Home: Contemporary Novels of Domestic Realism

  • Deborah Stevenson University of Winnipeg

Abstract

Books Reviewed: Brenna, Beverley. Wild Orchid. Calgary: Red Deer P, 2005. 156 pp. $7.95 pb. ISBN 0-88995-330-9. Casselman, Grace. A Walk in the Park. Toronto: Napoleon, 2005. 152 pp. $8.95 pb. ISBN 1-894917-19-7. Chalifour, Francis. After. Toronto: Tundra, 2005. 133 pp. $9.99 pb. ISBN 0-88776-705-2. Fréchette, Carole. Carmen. Trans. Susan Ouriou. Calgary: Red Deer P, 2005. 108 pp. $16.95 hc. ISBN 0-88995-322-8. Goobie, Beth. Something Girl. Victoria: Orca, 2005. 105 pp. $9.95 pb. ISBN 1-55143-347-8. Grant, Vicki. Dead-End Job. Victoria: Orca, 2005. 104 pp. $9.95 pb. ISBN 1-55143-378-8. Halvorson, Marilyn. Blood Brothers. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2004. 139 pp. $12.95 pb. ISBN 1-55005-085-0. Horvath, Polly. The Vacation. Toronto: Groundwood/Anansi, 2005. 203 pp. $12.95 pb. ISBN 0-88899-693-4. Jocelyn, Martha, ed. Secrets. Toronto: Tundra, 2005. 175 pp. $12.99 pb. ISBN 0-88776-723-0. Korman, Gordon. Jake, Reinvented. Toronto: Scholastic, 2003. 213 pp. $22.99 hc. ISBN 0-439-96933-6. Polak, Monique. On the Game. Toronto: Sidestreets/Lorimer, 2005. 178 pp. $4.99 pb. ISBN 1-55028-876-8. [also a paper-over-boards edition, 1-55028-877-6; no price given] Ryan, Darlene. Rules for Life. Victoria: Orca, 2004. 163 pp. $9.95 pb. ISBN 1-55143-350-8. Shipley, Jocelyn. Seraphina’s Circle. Toronto: Sumach, 2005. 141 pp. $10.95 pb. ISBN 894549-51-1. Walsh, Ann, ed. Dark Times. Vancouver: Ronsdale, 2005. 182 pp. $9.95 pb. ISBN 1-55380-028-1. Weber, Lori. Split. Toronto: Sidestreets/Lorimer, 2005. 152 pp. $4.99 pb. ISBN 1-55028-878-4. [also a paper-over-boards edition, 1-55028-879-2; no price given].
Published
2009-11-03
Section
Views, Reviews & Interviews / Points de vue, comptes rendus, entrevues