Finally, here is a comprehensive overview of Canadian creative nonfiction, a genre which keeps attracting more and more writers and readers as it spans everything from memoir to travelogue to lyric essay to personal who knows what next? Myrna Kostash's contribution of cultural journalism, "The Centre of the World," is a deeply personal view on that monument of Christian civilization, the Great Church of Haghia Sophia [Holy Wisdom] in Constantinople/Istanbul. Kostash weaves together in her characteristic style history, literature and memoir to produce a vivid account of the "meaning" of a Byzantine cathedral across the ages.