Margaret Cannon’s Review in The Globe and Mail
July 20 and updated August 1, 2018
“The novel features a solid female character: Soviet agent Freda Linton is tasked with getting information out of Canada’s atomic base at Chalk River, Ont. We know that Freda didn’t succeed, but she came close, and that makes this story, drenched in true Canadian history, a real page-turner. Wayne reminds us of a time when the Communist Party was legal, and when “workers of the world unite” was more than a slogan….Read it for the mystery, and learn a bit of history on the side.”
Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail.
Review in Toronto Star
June 8 and 9, 2018
Online and in the Saturday paper.
Audio interview for Diaspora Dialogues
and the Toronto online magazine TOK
May 26, 2018.
This Week’s Top Book Reviews
That Channel, interview with Ivy Reiss
June 10, 2018
Interview in the Canadian Jewish News
June 27, 2018
Amazon Customer Review
July 20, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
For someone who has lived in the U.S. through the period following WW2, the arms race with the Soviet Union, and the tragedy at Chernobyl, this was an eye-opener. Of course I knew about the Soviet spies in the U.S., but had no idea about what was going on in Canada at the time. The characters created by Ms. Wayne were so real, and it was fascinating to follow things happening in Canada at the same time as the Rosenbergs and the discovery of U.S. citizens spying for the Soviet Union. The pace of the novel was fast moving, and I didn’t want to put the book down. I love the fact that they ended up in Chernobyl, which exemplified the destruction of the Soviet Union and Communism in that country. I highly recommend this book to be read along with the three Red Sparrow books, and watching the TV show called The Americans.
Diaspora Dialogues & TOK Magazine
May 26, 2018
Author Joyce Wayne in conversation with Helen Walsh
Women Writers, Women[‘s] Books
May 17, 2018
April 17, 2018
Joyce interviewed by Museum Director Dr. Vince Houghton.
Oakville Beaver Interview with Joyce
The Halton Insider by TV Cogeco
May 13 2014
Award-winning journalist Joyce Wayne considers herself a literary late bloomer.
A former editor at Quill and Quire and editorial director at McClelland & Stewart Publishers, she had only written short stories before the recent debut of her first novel, The Cook’s Temptation.