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.


Abel, Jordan NISHGA (McClelland & Stewart)
Bartel, Tanja Everyone at This Party (Goose Lane Editions)
Bickersteth, Bertrand
The Response of Weeds: Poems (NeWest Press) 
Christakos, Margaret
Charger (Talonbooks)
Clayton, Conyer We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite (Guernica Editions)
Dennis, Michael Low Centre of Gravity (Anvil Press)
di Saverio, Marc Crito Di Volta: An Epic (Guernica Editions)
Dubé, Peter The Headless Man (Anvil Press)
Elza, Daniela The Broken Boat (Mother Tongue)
Eng, Mercedes my yt mama (Talonbooks)
Ens, Sarah The World is Mostly Sky (Turnstone Press)
Henderson, Mathew Roguelike (Anansi)
Hoogland, Cornelia, with sculptures by Goodden, Ted Cosmic Bowling (Guernica Editions)
Hosein, Jennifer A Map of Rain Days (Guernica Editions)
Hunt, Ken The Manhattan Project (University of Calgary Press)
Hutchinson, Chris In the Vicinity of Riches (Goose Lane Editions)
Laiwan TENDER (Talonbooks)
Lau, Evelyn Pineapple Express (Anvil Press)
Lee, Nancy What Hurts Going Down (McClelland & Stewart)
Lilley, Joanna Endlings (Turnstone Press)
Loveys, Grant Miscreations (ECW Press)
Lubrin, Canisia The Dyzgraphxst (McClelland & Stewart) 
McRae, Laura K. Were There Gazelle (Pedlar Press)
Moritz, A.F. As Far as You Know (Anansi)
Naga, Noor Washes, Prays (McClelland & Stewart)
Owen, Catherine Riven (ECW Press)
Paré, Arleen Earle Street (Talonbooks) 
Prior, Michael Burning Province (McClelland & Stewart)
Quartermain, Meredith Lullabies in the Real World: Poems (NeWest Press)
Regehr, Kyeren Cult Life (Pedlar Press)
Rice, Bruce The Vivian Poems: Street Photographer Vivian Maier (Radiant Press)
Robertson, Ray The Old Man in the Mirror Isn't Me: Last Call Haiku (Exile Editions)
Sibum, Norm Gardens of the Interregnum (Biblioasis)
Spenst, Kevin Hearts Amok: A Memoir in Verse (Anvil Press)
Stintzi, John Elizabeth Junebat (Anansi)
Waddle, Jason Awake in Dreams, Sleeping Death Away (Austin Macauley Publishers)
Warrior, M.C. Disappearing Minglewood Blues (Mother Tongue)
Wolff, Elana Swoon (Guernica Editions)


Amun: A Gathering of Indigenous Stories ed. Michel Jean, trans. Kathryn Gabinet-Kroo (Exile Editions)
Béchard, Deni Ellis A Song from Faraway (Goose Lane)
Begamudré, Ven The Teller from the Tale (Radiant Press)
Canning, Bridget Some People's Children (Breakwater Books)
D'Izzia, Guglielmo The Transaction (Guernica Editions)
Enfield, Tyler Like Rum-Drunk Angels (Goose Lane)  
Fortier, Jean-Michel (trans. Katherine Hastings) The Electric Baths (QC Fiction)
Hahnel, Lori Vermin (Great Plains Publications)
Lavigne, C.J. In Veritas (NeWest Press)
Lax, Sharon Shattered Fossils (Guernica Editions)
Levy, Jerry The Quantum Theory of Love and Madness (Guernica Editions)  
Mootoo, Shani Polar Vortex (Book*hug, 2020)  
Morse, Garry Thomas
Yams do not exist (Turnstone Press)
Murray, Morgan Dirty Birds (Breakwater Books)
Rogal, Stan The Comic (Guernica Editions)
Skuce, Traci Hunger Moon (NeWest Press)
Tremblay, Michel (trans. Linda Gaboriau) Rite of Passage (Talonbooks)
Wicks, Heidi Melt (Breakwater Books)

Creative Nonfiction:

Allen, Barney (ed. Gregory Betts) They Have Bodies (U of Ottawa Press)
LeBlanc, Tyler Acadian Driftwood (Goose Lane Editions)
Mitchell, Roy (ed. Scott K. Duchesne) Creative Theatre (U of Ottawa Press)
Skibsrud, Johanna The Poetic Imperative: A Speculative Aesthetics (McGill-Queen's Press)
Staines, David (editor) Robert Kroetsch: Essayist, Novelist, Poet (U of Ottawa Press)
Struthers, J.R. (editor) Alice Munro Country: Essays on Her Works I (Guernica Editions)
Struthers, J.R. (editor) Alice Munro Everlasting: Essays on Her Works II (Guernica Editions)