Arts & Culture

Book Review: A Canadian prime minister’s ‘peace’ mission to Nazi Germany

“Four Days in Hitler’s Germany: Mackenzie King’s Mission to Avert a Second World War” by Robert Teigrob

Ruvin Geller’s Uncle Joe was ‘quite a character’

Ottawa author Ruvin Geller holds a copy of his latest book, Conversations with Uncle Joe. (Matthew Horwood )

Book Review: A ‘Yiddish cultural tragedy’ in Winnipeg’s North End

Book Review: A ‘Yiddish cultural tragedy’ in Winnipeg’s North End

By Rubin Friedman

Shot Rock

By Michael Tregebov

New Star Books

220 pages

Shot Rock, Michael Tregebov’s new novel is a kind of Yiddish cultural tragedy. It deals with inevitable change as people age and find thems…

Book Review: ‘The deaf don’t believe in silence’

Book Review: ‘The deaf don’t believe in silence’

By Murray Citron

Deaf Republic: Poems

By Ilya Kaminsky

Graywolf Press

76 pages

 

Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa in 1977 to a Jewish family. He lost most of his hearing at the age of four from mumps and inadequate medical treatm…