Darlene Quaife

Reviews: Bone Bird

"Bone Bird is an ambitious first novel which combines the tactile reality of life in a rain-drenched, dying logging town with the empowering female spirit -- not only of native myth, but of suffering, surviving peoples from around the world. Darlene Barry Quaife brings a new and distinctive voice and vision to our literature."---- Jane Rule, author


 provocative, richly satisfying narrative tapestry.” The Globe and Mail 


“As we read this far-seeing novel (Bone Bird), we can see that instead of staking our territory, we should be sharing our cultures. Quaife accomplishes this with vivid detail, pithy dialogue, and a deft blending of realism and imagination. --- Mollie Hooper, CM Archive