Tag Archives: Canadian authors

“how to live with the baggage of life”: A Review of Jane Rule’s Memoir TAKING MY LIFE

I want to start off this review with a confession: Taking My Life, legendary Canadian lesbian writer Jane Rule’s memoir, was given to me as a review copy for this blog not long after I first began it in 2012. … Continue reading

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LGBTQ Fall Book Releases to Be Excited About

Fall! The leaves are turning colours and everyone is going back to school (well, I am, at least). Fall is also an especially awesome time for book lovers because so. many. books are released in this lovely season. Here are … Continue reading

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An Exhilarating End to Daniel Heath Justice’s Queer Native Fantasy Trilogy: DREYD: THE WAY OF THORN AND THUNDER

I can’t imagine a better, more satisfying finish to Daniel Heath Justice’s fantasy trilogy than Dreyd, the final, exhilarating book.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you should have a look at my review of the first and … Continue reading

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For Anyone with a Gender: A Review of Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme, Edited by Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman

Edited by the impressive team of Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman—an adorable married couple (see photo below)—the collection Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme (2011) certainly does live up to its name.  It’s refreshing to see an anthology reflect … Continue reading

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Daphne Marlatt to be Awarded Lifetime Acheivement Award Tonight in Vancouver

Daphne Marlatt is a true Canadian queer feminist legend, and she’s getting the recognition she deserves tonight at the Vancouver public library, where she’ll be honoured with the George Woodcock Lifetime Acheivement Award.  This award is given to British Columbia … Continue reading

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Welcome to Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian! Also, a review of Amber Dawn’s novel Sub Rosa

Hello readers! Welcome to the first of many posts on my blog, featuring reviews of and news about books by and about queer Canadian women.  If you’d like to know more about this site, see About This Blog; if you’d … Continue reading

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