The Other Sister
"The Other Sister inspires a quiet and close reading, an experience that teeters on the edge of loss's poignancy. Julia speaks in two frames, one fashioned by the presence of old age and one by the complicated tissue of past memories. Her cautionary line - 'any rendering of the past is always provisional' - rings in the reader's ears. . . This writing is beautiful, compelling, almost urgent, and is sure to draw readers into its caressing world at any stage of their lives." - Marlene Kadar, Editor, Reading Life Writing, and Essays on Life Writing
"With age comes wisdom then reckoning. . . Tostevin's third novel is an interesting one, mainly because at the outset it appears to be a story about old age when, in fact, it is quite a lot more. The generational differences are thought-provoking in themselves; when put into a larger context they become even more so." - Eva Tihanyi, The National Post
"A compelling testimony to the terrifying and profound interconnectedness of our human stories, inviting us to make an imaginative leap of empathy across time lines and generations. In Julia, we get the most captivating portrait of the formidable old woman since Margaret Laurence's Hagar Shipley" - Eva C. Karpinski, School of Women's Studies, York University
"The Other Sister is skillfully and beautifully written. It is a tale that spans many decades and touches many lives, while showing how closely we can touch each other." - Sylvia Brooke, Jewish Tribune
"Twin survivors seem to be particularly powerful embodiments of the randomness of fate and the possibility of heroic resilience". Robin Roger, Literary Review of Canada, May 2009
- INANNA Publications and Education, Inc.
The Jasmine Man
one of Canada's finest writers comes a fabulous new novel set in Toronto,
Paris and Tunisia. With compassion and wit, Tostevin addresses issues
of art and culture as she explores the realms of memory and desire in
a dazzling prose.
thinking woman's romance novel" - The National Post
...... deftly drawn characters in a gossamer web." - The Globe
elegantly written, well planned and executed book ..... It is unusual
to come across a novel that is so intelligent and yet so immediate ....
"Every part of this book moves with grace and drama." - The
...a romance novel with responsibility ..... a delight to the senses."
- The Hamilton Spectator
Porter Books Limited
-A hybrid novel that combines oral tradition, myth, language, literature,
legends and classic tales to forge one woman's singular history.
of this book is gemstone, stories that spill from the throat of a magician."
- The Globe and Mail
magical Frog Moon is a map of mind and emotions." - The Ottawa
Moon is about memory and imagination ..... a poignant and significant
novel." - Quill and Quire
Spadina Ave, Studio 230
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
is the French translation by Robert Dickson of Tostevin's novel Frog
Moon [Kaki] est avant tout un roman sur le langage - sur son pouvoir
de révélation et de création." - Spirale -