June 6, 2019

Reviewed by Jim Napier

In the tradition of hard-boiled novels about the mean streets of the 1950s, Montreal author Michael Kent delivers a tale reminiscent of that era, when hard-working cops went about their job without worrying about being politically correct or polis...

June 6, 2019

Reviewed by Wendy Hawkin


Cross-genre novels present the best of diverse worlds. In Mahoney’s Camaro, Michael J. Clark offers a tongue-in-cheek paranormal mystery guaranteed to make you smile.

To begin with, the story is set in 1985 Winnipeg. Laced with street-talk, the...

June 6, 2019

Reviewed by Timothy Niedermann

The subtitle for this collection, “Six Scripts for Contemporary Performance,” gives a hefty clue to Michael Springate’s intentions. What is collected here are less plays in the traditional sense than intellectual performances. As such, muc...

May 4, 2019

For those of us in Ottawa and many parts of Canada who have been plagued by flooding and miserable weather, clearly an effect of global warming, we are pleased to offer you some intellectual relief. In the May issue of the Ottawa Review of Books, please partake of the...

May 4, 2019

Reviewed by Ian Thomas Shaw

It takes gumption for an author to title her novel The Afrikaner, given the connotations that spring to mind about South Africa's former ruling white minority. It takes even more daring to give human faces to characters belonging to a group t...

May 4, 2019

Reviewed by Gail M. Murray

Rupi Kaur is a South Asian Canadian poet and spoken word artist whose first poetry collection milk and honey (2014) sold over 2.5 million copies, graced the New York Times bestseller list for over a year and has been translated into over 30 la...

May 4, 2019

Reviewed by Timothy Niedemann

As a child, Orbits was very fat. Constantly teased, tormented, and bullied by peers and even teachers, he early on retreated into himself, choosing to imagine himself floating high above the earth on a cloud. His father, a very down-to-eart...

May 4, 2019

Reviewed by Jim Napier


Nick Wilkshire’s third installment in the Charlie Hillier Foreign Service series finds the hapless consular officer confronting yet another legal and political quagmire that will test, among other things, his ability to survive. Followers of the...

May 4, 2019

Reviewed by Ian Thomas Shaw

Normally, I am not a big fan of Cold War memoirs or of sports memoirs. Geza Tatrallyay's memoir did, however, perk my curiosity for two reasons, first, it was an opportunity to explore the lesser-known art of fencing and second, it captures a...

April 2, 2019

March came in like a lion and went out like a lamb. Thank God, that is over. With sunny days ahead of us, the April Issue of the Ottawa Review of Books is delighted to offer you our core review team's insights into recent works of non-fiction and fiction by Alexandra K...

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Contributors to
the November 2019 Issue

Amanda Hale

Timothy Niedermann

Ian Thomas Shaw

 

 

 

 

 

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November 17, 2019

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