Winter is around the bend, and the days are growing darker, but here at ALU we’re all lit up with anticipation of cozy nights in getting our read on. (Throw in a fireplace and some hot chocolate and our night is just about complete.)
Next week we have something special in store with our Gift Guide Week, so this will be our last In Review of the year. But don’t worry we’ll be back in January to tell you what’s up each week. Until then, check out our latest bookish news and recommendations.
~ Our ALU resident mixologist Tan perks us up with The Undertaker, a one-two punch of espresso and Kahlúa for this month’s Chappy Hour. This bold drink is best served with a side of Sue Sinclair’s Heaven’s Thieves (Brick Books).
~ Jim McLean’s latest collection, Nineteen Fifty-Seven (Coteau Books) was our Poetry in Motion feature this week. Jim’s animated reading of “Doctor My Eyes” at the Coteau Books launch is just what the doctor ordered.
~ If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like photographing some of CanLit’s most famous authors, check out author and photographer Bruce Meyer’s Portrait of Canadian Writers(Porcupine’s Quill).
~ Debut author Chris Gilmore asks what it means to be a nobody in his darkly comedic collection
Nobodies (Now or Never Publishing).
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