Archive for October, 2015

Book reviews – A novel, a memoir, love letters and a history mystery

October 9, 2015

Only a website away are four books I have reviewed  for Maple Tree Literary Supplement, Issue #20.  The reviews are:

Where the nights are twice as long: Love Letters of Canadian Poets, 1883-2014 edited by David Eso and Jeanette Lynes
Fredericton, NB: Goose Lane, 2015, 432 pp, $22.95

and….
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Will Starling (a novel)
by Ian Weir. Fredericton, NB: Goose Lane Editions, 2014, 483 pp, $32.95

….as well as a memoir about growing up Jewish in South Africa –

White Schooldays: Coming-of-Age In Apartheid South Africa
by Isme Bennie. South Carolina, USA: CreateSpace, 2014 166 pp, $26.00

and Komar’s third “history mystery”  –

The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson’s Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin, Jr.
by Debra Komar, Fredericton, NB: Goose Lane, 2015 288 pages, $19.95

All reviews available at  –

http://www.mtls.ca/issue20/fiction-and-nonfiction-reviews-janet-nicol/

TRC Recommendations

October 2, 2015

Implement Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Recommendations

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by Janet Nicol

I provide a guide to action for people who wish to learn more, or to participate more fully, in the process of reconciliation with Canada’s aboriginal peoples in the October-December 2015 issue of Peace magazine. Full article on line at
http://www.peacemagazine.org/index.php?id=2437

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Also check out a lesson plan I developed, posted at the BC Teachers’ Federation site “TeachBC” on teaching senior high school students and adults about the TRC report.  The link is at – https://teachbcdb.bctf.ca/list?q=name%3A%22Janet+Mary+Nicol%22&p=1&ps=