Giller Shortlist: I Am a Truck by Michelle Winters

Trucks play a big part in this story of a rural Acadian couple who have been together for almost 20 years. The only thing Réjean seems to love more than his wife, Agathe, is his black Chevy Silverado. The Silverado was reported sitting next to the highway with the driver-side door open just eight hours … Continue reading Giller Shortlist: I Am a Truck by Michelle Winters

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All the Things We Leave Behind by Riel Nason

Do you ever wonder what happens to all the deer and moose that get hit on the highway? There is a boneyard deep in the woods. The deer and moose could show you where.  They know the place where the trees stop and the carcasses begin. All the Things We Leave Behind begins with Violet and … Continue reading All the Things We Leave Behind by Riel Nason

The Ballad of Jacob Peck by Debra Komar

Debra Komar is a forensic anthropologist who has recently written books about crimes that have happened long ago in the Maritimes; The Ballad of Jacob Peck and The Lynching of Peter Wheeler. The Ballad of Jacob Peck tells the story of a crime that happened in Shediac, New Brunswick in 1805. Komar re-visits the evidence … Continue reading The Ballad of Jacob Peck by Debra Komar

George Elliott Clarke, George and Rue, and Execution Poems

Geroge Elliott Clarke was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia in 1960.  He is a Canadian poet and playwright whose work largely explores the experience and history of the Black Communities of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, creating a cultural geography that Clarke refers to as "Africadia".  He believes that Africadians originated in 1783 and 1815, when … Continue reading George Elliott Clarke, George and Rue, and Execution Poems