Turnstone Press believes there is more to a good book than the paper it is printed on. Books are meant to be experienced. Throughout the year we are busy organizing tours, readings and other events for our authors so that you, the reader can meet and hear from the people who have written the books you love. Check back here often, we are constantly adding new event notices, maybe even in your neighbourhood.

Prairie Fire Review of Books praises Kristian Enright's poetry debut

Poet Steve Locke reviews Kristian Enright’s award-winning collection of poetry, Sonar, in Prairie Fire Review of Books' most recent issue. Locke applauds Enright for side-stepping the archetypes and clichés that his subject matter invites and writes that, rather, "Enright successfully steers right into the heart of his central speaker by pitting the characteristics of his abstract mind against itself."

Locke writes that, by challenging "the conceptualization of madness and creativity," Enright has created a narrative, in Sonar, much like "a veritable patient case file with fragments of journal entries, hospital reports and lyrical poetry that guide the reader through heaven, hell and everything in between."

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Reviewers praise Thunder Road for its "Rich" use of mythology and local setting

Chadwick Ginther's Thunder Road was recently reviewed by the SF Signal and blogger Lindsay KitsonLindsay Kitson. Paul Weimer of the SF Signal SF Signal marvels at the novel's use of location and protagonist, writing that Ginther "uses the Canadian setting, urban and back-country, to his advantage, bringing Manitoba and all of its aspects to vivid life," and that the authors choice to write "a relatively ordinary, blue-collar guy as a protagonist was absolutely refreshing."

"I put down Mockingjay to read this one," claims blogger and online book reviewer Lindsay Kitson, who was impressed by the Ginther's clearly extensive research: "I probably don’t know enough about Norse mythology to truly appreciate the amount of research the author’s done – the worldbuilding is rich with it. But at the same time, it’s modernized. The characters of myth have adapted to the modern world."

Read the full reviews here: http://lindsaykitson.com/2013/07/10/book-review-thunder-road/http://lindsaykitson.com/2013/07/10/book-review-thunder-road/

And here: http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2013/07/book-review-thunder-road-by-chadwick-ginther/

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Laurie Greenwood reviews Condemned to Repeat on CBC Radio Active

Book reviewer Laurie Greenwood stopped by CBC Radio Active on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 to talk books with host Portia Clark. She raved about Condemned to Repeat by Janice MacDonald, calling it "so much fun" and "a great mystery book, you have to keep turning the pages." She also referred to the Randy Craig Mystery series as "wonderful" and credited MacDonald with helping to put Edmonton and Alberta on the literary map. Running time is 3:18.

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