"It is Hannah’s ability and inclination to be meticulous in his process of character creation that credits his work. His unique storytelling, calling on Dianne’s memories to justify her thoughts, speaks true... By the end of the play, the audience has been acquainted with Dianne to the same degree one may be with a close friend."



"Don Hannah’s plays demonstrate the theatre’s ability to grab the emotions of an audience and not let go for a second. The three plays collected here, Rubber Dolly, Running Far Back, and Fathers and Sons, are searing explorations of intense emotions and relationships in three very different kinds of families. Each play pushes the conventions of theatre."

-Quill and Quire

"The characters in these powerful plays linger in the memory for a very long time."

-David E. Kemp CBRA


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"An original and engaging piece of work… the feelings that arise from the not-inconsiderable tragedies chronicled in this book are not bitterness and regret, but a great deal of warmth and love."
-The Globe and Mail

"Death is the last great, private adventure, and Hannah helps us come to grips with that difficult fact."
-Quill and Quire

“A haunting, lyrically written novel.” 
-Ottawa Citizen

“Written simply in unadorned black and white prose, it reminds me so much of Margaret Laurence’s The Stone Angel. . . . Ragged Islands will haunt you for days after you finish the last page.” 
-The Sun Times (Owen Sound)

“Ragged Islands offers rich rewards. . . . The story is subtle and calm, the Maritime landscape beautifully evoked.”
-The Gazette (Montreal)



"Hannah shows us that even the most unrequited life has value and possibility. He makes us care about his lonely characters and care as much as they do about the smallest, simplest pleasures: from a solitary stolen kiss to a drive in the country. The Wise and Foolish Virgins is an impressive debut."

-Quill and Quire

"Hannah writes with a probing courage about people who have misshapen and tortured lives, and he writes about them with this spiky humour that's combined with a compassionate understanding of their failings."

Kevin Courier, Critics at Large

"This is a big, complex book, crammed with life, exhaustive in its observation, and it takes a delight in probing the human psyche."
The Times Literary Supplement

"the novel’s closing scene… could bring Cruella de Vil to tears."
Brett Josef Grubisic, Daily Extra