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Betwixt and Between: A Review by Ian Colford of Brian Thomas Isaac's "All the Quiet Places"

Betwixt and Between

All the Quiet Places, Brian Thomas Isaac. Brindle & Glass, 2021.

Brian Thomas Isaac’s first novel, All the Quiet Places, describes the early life of Eddie Toma. Eddie lives with his mother Grace and younger brother Lewis on the Okanagan Indian Reserve in Southern British Columbia’s rural interior.

Angie Ellis' Reading Recommendation

Angie Ellis lives on Vancouver Island where she is finishing her first novel and has just received a Canada Council for the Arts grant. Her story "Unschooled" was published in the all creative nonfiction issue of The Fiddlehead. You can also find her work in The Cincinnati Review, The Lascaux Review, Juked, Pithead Chapel, Grain, and others. www.angieelliswriter.com 

Nicole Chatelain’s Reading Recommendation

Nicole Chatelain lives with her husband and two children in Ottawa, where she teaches in the Professional Writing program at Algonquin College. She is finishing her undergraduate English degree with Athabasca University. Her essay "Without A Net" is featured in the new all-creative nonfiction issue of The Fiddlehead, and her writing has also been published in The Ekphrastic Review. Follow her on Instagram @nikiwritesthings

Anca L. Szilágyi's Reading Recommendation

Anca L. Szilágyi is the author of Daughters of the Air, which Shelf Awareness called “a striking debut from a writer to watch.” Her second novel, Dreams under Glass, releases in Fall 2022. Her story "Boiled Boot" was published in the Spring 2022 issue of The FiddleheadOriginally from Brooklyn, she has lived in Montreal, Seattle, and now Chicago. ancawrites.com.

Ed Taylor's Reading Recommendations

Ed Taylor is the author of the novel Theo, the poetry collection Idiogest, and 3 chapbooks. His prose and poetry appear in a variety of U.S. and U.K. periodicals, and his occasional work in other media includes the 2020 1-act play “Black Nikes." His essay "Combover" was published in the Summer Creative Nonfiction issue of The Fiddlehead. His Instagram is @toothlessmurgatroyd.  

Elizabeth Haynes's Music and Reading Recommendations

Elizabeth Haynes’s writing has appeared in magazines and anthologies, most recently You Look Good for your Age (U of A Press). Her story collection, Speak Mandarin Not Dialect (Thistledown Press) was an Alberta Book Award finalist. Her novel, The Errant Husband, will be published by Radiant Press in October, 2021. https://www.elizabethjhaynes.com/

Elizabeth's essay "Seventeen Postcards" is featured in the new Summer Creative Nonfiction issue of The Fiddlehead. Order your copy today!

Sena Moon's Reading Recommendation

Sena Moon is the recipient of the 2020 Pen/Robert J. Das Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers and the 2019 Boulevard Short Fiction Award for Emerging Writers. Her work has appeared in Quarterly West, Catapult, and Boulevard. She hails from Seoul, South Korea. 

Sena Moon's essay "This Is How You Let Go" is featured in the new Summer Creative Nonfiction issue of The FiddleheadPre-order your copy today!

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