Category Archives: Reviews

The Chimps is “riveting” says the Globe and Mail

Linda Spalding, writing in the Globe and Mail this past weekend, gave The Chimps a wonderful review. The highlights: “Riveting…. Andrew Westoll provides an opera of dramatic events, heart-rending tragedies and uplifting triumphs. For anyone interested in empathy and recovery, his … More

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People magazine gives The Chimps 4 out of 4 stars!

Shania Twain may be on the cover (and rightly so), but inside the May 23rd issue of People magazine is a lovely little review of The Chimps, including a stellar 4 out of 4 stars rating. Here’s what they had … More

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Quill and Quire gives The Chimps a starred review

“Only the most intransigent heart will be unmoved….” So begins the Quill and Quire’s glowing, starred review of The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary. The review, by Emily Donaldson, continues: “In Westoll’s hands, Fauna’s 13 chimps – each ravaged by years, sometimes decades, of staggeringly … More

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A Nod from The Australian

Susan Kurosawa at The Australian newspaper has chosen The Riverbones as the best travel memoir of 2009!

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Glowing Review in the Globe and Mail

Finally! Last weekend, The Riverbones was reviewed in the Globe and Mail. I think it went pretty well. Charles Wilkins called the book “a freewheeling and vividly written essay on the mysteries and longings of what it is to be … More

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