In Review: The Week of November 21st

November 26, 2016

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.

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On the blog



~ 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). 


Around the Web



~ Oh, do you mean Book Friday? Read instead of Black Friday.

~ This little guide from mcsweeney's will help you interpret what those alt-right people are on about.

~ 15 Canadian novels were on the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award longlist, including books from writers of ALU-member publishers, including Sara Tilley; André Alexis; Sigal Samuel; and Leslie Vryenhoek. Go CanLit! #DubLitAward

  RIP, Jim Munro of Munro's Books. You will be missed.


             What Else We're Reading


We’re going graphic novel this week with Vile and Miserable by Samuel Cantin, based on the hit sitcom originally released in French in 2013.

BkRecco copy copy


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