Rebecca Campbell's debut novel The Paradise Engine (NeWest $19.95) is a mystifying story that melds the Vaudeville era of Vancouver history with contemporary Vancouver. While working to restore the old Temple Theatre in the city's seedy downtown core, a haunted History graduate student named Anthea inexplicably crosses paths with a Vaudeville tenor named Liam who sang at the theatre a century before. When Anthea is fired from her job, the spirits persist. Originally from Duncan, B.C., Rebecca Campbell has a Masters in English from UBC.


The Paradise Engine (NeWest 2013) $19.95 978-1-927063-21-7

[BCBW 2013]