During the First World War Clare Gass spent four years as a lieutenant and nursing sister in the medical corps of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The War Diary of Clare Gass documents her daily experiences, from the beginning of her military training in 1915 to her return from Europe in 1918. Gass records the sights and sounds and smells of war as well as quoting the then- unknown “In Flanders Fields,” written by her colleague Dr John McCrae. Well aware that her work was an exceptional experience for a woman, she made the most of her time, whether nursing, exploring the countryside around the hospital, or taking photographs. Her lively personality and passion for her work shine through the diary and offer a unique perspective on the Canadian contribution to the war effort. The diary reveals a woman who took it for granted that she should do everything possible to aid the war effort and details her care of the sick and wounded at No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill), forty miles behind the trenches, as well as at No. 2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, where she was within range of the shells. Combined with Susan Mann’s sensitive and thoughtful introduction, the Gass diary provides a fresh look at Canadian participation in the First World War. It will appeal to a wide range of readers with an interest in military history, women’s history, medical history, gender and war, diaries, and the history of nursing. Susan Mann is a historian and president emeritus of York University. In a gesture toward traditional First Nations orality, Peter Cole blends poetic and dramatic voices with storytelling. A conversation between two tricksters, Coyote and Raven, and the colonized and the colonizers, his narrative takes the form of a canoe journey. Cole draws on traditional Aboriginal knowledge to move away from the western genres that have long contained, shaped, and determined ab/originality. Written in free verse, Coyote and Raven Go Canoeing is meant to be read aloud and breaks new ground by making orality the foundation of its scholarship. Cole moves beyond the rhetoric and presumption of white academic (de/re)colonizers to aboriginal spaces recreated by aboriginal peoples. Rather than employing the traditional western practice of gathering information about exoticized other, demonized other, contained other, Coyote and Raven Go Canoeing is a celebration of aboriginal thought, spirituality, and practice, a sharing of lived experience as First Peoples. “In the tradition of Gayatri Spivak, Homi Bhabha, Edward Said, Trinh Min-Ha, and other radically original intellectuals, Cole risks a new language to talk about the unthinkable.” Mary Bryson, University of British Columbia Peter Cole is associate professor, Indigenous education, University of British Columbia. 1 6 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 8 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S P1wt55l@daapO.Wv..01toraCZPaCt1o5Z6asDt1a.Z6rdCta.ZtpZr$aZQt.r0sfZ0)ZPaCt1tpa4 Qao5r$4ZopCZ601tarf June 2018 -i2l9lii87lc282l8ZZuc-n-7NZbmU4Zuc-n-7NZA64Zgccn--ZZ3o3as hZBZ2nc7ZZ87S33ZZS,ZT&IZ3$0r0xso3$.4ZSZt55d.rsort0p.4Z7Zko3.ZZZ a:00￡ZoDot5oT5a S P E C I F I C AT I O N S P1wt55l@daapO.ZUortDaZopCZU0sr$aspZ6asta. June 2018 -i2l9lii87lc-,8liZZu8cn-7NZbmU4Zu8cn-7NZA64ZgcSn--ZZ3o3as iZBZ-n7ZZ87233ZZZZZ a:00￡ZoDot5oT5a I N D I G E N O U S S T U D I E S ? E D U C AT I O N M E M O I R ? M I L I TA R Y H I S T O R Y b a c k i n p r i n t The War Diary of Clare Gass edited by susan mann The diary of a nurse who served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps in France during the First World War. b a c k i n p r i n t Coyote and Raven Go Canoeing Coming Home to the Village peter cole A lyrical, epic narrative about Aboriginal knowledge and education.