Books Written or Edited (most recent, or forthcoming, listed first)


Love & Let Go: Reflections, Confessions, Encouragements, and a Few Cautionary Forewarnings from a Father to a Daughter, forthcoming 2022, Mosaic Press

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“Filled with love and understanding. I heartily recommend this book for parents, and for all young adults heading out on their own.” – Dr. Ruth, author of 45 books, including Dr. Ruth Talks to Kids and Dr. Ruth’s Guide to College Life

“Charming. Endearing. Helpful. As a proud parent, I encourage you to buy this book. There is lots of loving insight here.” – Chris Osgood, 17-year NHL goalie and winner of three Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings

“Intended for the child who is leaving the nest, I see Love & Let Go as wisdom of the ages for the parent. It’s a soothing balm for the soul of the one who must let go.” – Rev. Bob Shantz, author of Windows on Our Souls: A Spiritual Excavation

Love & Let Go is a beautiful gift. Caregivers at all stages will appreciate the special moments between parent and child. The book reminds me that it is worth taking the time to slow down and reflect, so that we can provide a legacy and lessons for the people we care about the most – our children.” – Zoe Share, CEO,


Dream Visions: The Art of Alanis Obomsawin, 2021, Perceval Press / Viggo Mortensen

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“Images by renowned Indigenous filmmaker and artist Alanis Obomsawin: treasured knowledge.” Margaret Atwood

Alanis Obomsawin Hands 4 October 2021

A pic I took of Alanis Obomsawin signing a copy. Her hands, and her work, do cast a powerful and compelling shadow.

From the Preface by Buffy Sainte-Marie:

Alanis Obomsawin has been a unique and special leader in the development of Indigenous thought, scholarship, accuracy, and activism, doing it through the arts, and inspiring really every facet of the Indigenous artistry of today, from fashion to film-making.

An activist who got the facts right first, and then found multiple ways to distribute that knowledge to the rest of us, she researched it from the inside: she wrote it; she filmed it; she produced it; she sang about it; she directed it; she developed it; and she got it seen – when most people would have denied any of that was possible, let alone to be accomplished by an Indigenous woman.


A Perfect Offering: Personal Stories of Trauma and Transformation, 2020, Mosaic Press

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Published reviews of A Perfect Offering:

Broadview July 2021

McGill News May 2021

U of T Magazine Spring 2021

National Post 27 Feb 2021


The echo is where: Pages 126 – 68 of LOTS OF FUN WITH FINNEGANS WAKE, 2019, Carbon Publishing

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Published review of The echo is where:

James Joyce Quarterly March 2021

Full PDF flip-book available here:

Flip-Book: The echo is where


INNING: How the Toronto Blue Jays Inspired Us About Baseball and Life In 53 Error-Filled, Ecstatic, Epic Minutes, 2016, Carbon Publishing

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Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table: Why I Studied Latin With My Teenager and How I Discovered the Daughterland, 2014, Forefront Editions, Quattro Books

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Peter Book Launch I&II&III etc. April & May 2014 193At the book launch for Cleopatra at the Breakfast Table: daughter, author, Gord Lightfoot, Morden Yolles


Build a Better Book Club, by Harry Heft and Peter O’Brien, with a foreword by Paul Quarrington, 1999, Macmillan Canada

Build front     Build back


Introduction to Literature: British, American, Canadian, edited by Robert Lecker, Jack David and Peter O’Brien, 1987, Harper & Row

Harper front     Harper back


So To Speak: Interviews With Contemporary Canadian Writers, 1987, Véhicule

So front    So back


Fatal Recurrences:  New Fiction in English from Montreal, 1984, edited by Hugh Hood and Peter O’Brien, Véhicule

Fatal front     Fatal back


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