Book Reviews

New and Noteworthy

Review space may be limited in our quarterly magazine, but we’re delighted to share this list of new books received. Be sure to check back frequently, since we will add titles as they arrive. Please note that inclusion on the list does not necessarily preclude a print review.

The Malahat Review supports Canadian writers and publishers and we encourage our readers to do the same.

Titles are listed alphabetically by author's last name.


Anderson, Fortner Considerations (Demotic Locutions Press)
Boan, Selina Undoing Hours (Nightwood Editions)
Borin, Tara The Pit (Nightwood Editions)
Callanan, Andreae The Debt (Biblioasis)
Christie, Evie
Mere Extinction: Poems (ECW Press)
Christakos, Margaret Dear Birch, (Palimpsest Press)
Collis, Stephen A History of the Theories of Rain (Talonbooks)
Cortese, Franco Lip (Penteract Press)
du Plessis, Klara Hell Light Flesh (Palimpsest Press)
Dunic, Leanne One and Half of You (Talonbooks)
Estacion, Therese Phantompains (Book*hug Press)
Hayes, Diana Gold in the Shadow: Twenty-Two Ghazals and a Cento for Phyllis Webb (Rainbow Publishers)
Huebert, David Humanimus (Palimpsest Press)
Hunt, Dallas Creeland (Nightwood Editions)
Jamali Rad, Anahita still (Talonbooks)
Janess, Danielle
Milk of Amnesia (McGill-Queens University Press)
Kumar, Reema Live Depiction: Poems of Current Times (BlueRose Publishers)
Lee, Jen Sookfong The Shadow List (Walsak and Wynn)
Maceachern, Jessi
A Number of Stunning Attacks (Invisible Publishing)
McDonald, John Kitotam: He Speaks To It (Radiant Press)
Morse, Garry Thomas Scofflaw (Anvil Press)
Necakov, Lillian
il virus (Anvil Press)
Oloruntoba, Tolu
The Junta of Happiness (Palimpsest Press)
Patel, Nisha Coconut (NeWest Press)
Scheier, Jacob Is This Scary? (ECW Press)
Shields, Vanessa Thimbles (Palimpsest Press)
Svoboda, Terese Theatrix: Poetry Plays (Anhinga Press)
Taylor, Rob
Strangers (Biblioasis)
Wynand, Derk (ed. John Barton) The Essential Derk Wynand (The Porcupine’s Quill)
Young, Terence Smithereens (Harbour Publishing)


Bauer, William (ed. Brian Bartlett) Bright with Invisible History: A William Bauer Reader (Chapel Street Editions)
Carson, Louise The Cat Possessed (Signature Editions)
de Kerangal, Maylis (translated by Jessica Moore) Painting Time (Talonbooks)
Fraser, Keath Charity (Biblioasis)
Follett, Beth Instructor (Breakwater Books)
Gereaux, Tara Saltus (Nightwood Editions)
Goto, Hiromi & Xu, Ann Shadow Life (First Second)
Healey, Barry
Love Songs of the Apocalypse (self-published)
Hofmann, Karen A Brief View from the Coastal Suite (Newest Press)
Holowack, Kevin Light on a Part of the Field (NeWest Press)
Huser, Glen Burning the Night (NeWest Press)
Jones, Llewellyn Mark
Tales from Eutopia: Thirteen Short Stories (Archway Publishing)
Lynch, Gerald The Dying Detective (Signature Editions)
Mintz, Sarah handwringers (Radiant Press)
Neil, Danial, Dominion of Mercy (NeWest Press)
Perreault, Annie
The Woman in Valencia (QC Fiction)
Quednau, Marion Sunday Drive to Gun Club Road (Nightwood Editions)
Roberts, Kevin Wiffenpuffs (Pilot Hill Press)
Rose, Rachel The Octopus Has Three Hearts (Douglas & McIntyre)
Schott, Philipp The Willow Wren (ECW Press)
Soles, Caro Dancing with Chairs in the Music House (Inanna Publications)
Wigmore, Gillian
Night Watch: The Vet Suite (Invisible Publishing)

Creative Nonfiction:

Dolzani, Michael Productions of Time: A Study of the Human Imagination (McGill-Queen's University Press)
Donaldson, Jesse Fool’s Gold: The Life and Legacy of Vancouver’s Official Town Fool (Anvil Press)
Farrant, M.A.C. One Good Thing (Talonbooks)
Forbes, Andrew
The Only Way is the Steady Way (Invisible Publishing)
Hird, Myra J.
Canada’s Waste Flows (McGill-Queen’s University Press)
McCartney, Sharon Villa Negativa: A Memoir in Verse (Biblioasis)
Olding, Susan Big Reader (Freehand Books)
Pepper, Kaija Falling Into Flight: A Memoir of Life and Dance (Signature Editions)
Taylor, Craig New Yorkers: A City and Its People in Our Time (W.W. Norton Company)