"This free-verse novel is a powerful portrayal of a nuclear family that is coming apart...Highly Recommended."
" Anyone who has ever scrambled up an Alberta sun-scorched hoodoo will be keen to revisit the Drumheller region. And the Royal Tyrrell Museum is the area's jewel in the crown. Incorporating this distinctive landscape into a book's setting is a great way to get kids to read."
"Begamudré is an excellent storyteller...The stories that comprise Extended Families are compelling, and the quiet purpose of their telling is revealed slowly."
Coupal’s use of form is sparing and effective – pantoum (“A Plain Run”), villanelle (“Her Own Fading Light”), and sestina (“Sestina for the Party”) cycle through the pages like crops with different harvest dates.
These Saskatchewanians possess a plethora of knowledge and experience, and they share it, along with up-to-date research, in Growing Fruit in Northern Gardens: a veritable encyclopedia (but far more fun) that instructs gardeners on everything...