online on the Q&Q website. Makarska is an interesting addition to the growing corpus of fiction by Canadian writers focused on the conflicts of Eastern Europe in the 1990s. Other titles include the Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway and Braco by Lesleyanne Ryan (which I also reviewed for Q&Q). Some of you may remember Jim Bartley as the Globe and Mail Books section's first fiction reviewer, and he proves himself equally competent in the realm of fiction with this touching and often harrowing story. Definitely worth checking out, especially if the subject matter is of interest to you.