In Review: The Week of January 23rd

January 28, 2017

We collectively felt the weight of winter lift off us this week, as the sun shone longer and brighter and people pumped their fists yelling “we made it over the hump!” Okay that last part probably didn’t happen, but that's what it felt like. This week also brought the end of #aluneverforget and the rise of Orwell’s 1984. Get the details, below. 

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On the Blog


If you’ve been following along with us all month, you’ve already seen our Forget-Me-Not features where we got historical with a feature book about under-represented moments of Canada’s distant and near past.

For our final week, we remembered the 1989 Montreal Massacre with Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You (Inanna Publications); rioted with Reading the Riot Act (Anvil Press); dug into the current era of reconciliation in Canada with The Land We Are (ARP); recalled the tipping point for the Toronto Blue Jays with Great Expectations (ECW Press); and got poetic with the language of oil in Endangered Hydrocarbons (BookThug).




Around the Web


~ ALU-member publishers nearly swept the 2017 ReLit Awards with 42 nominations. We’re really proud. Congrats to all!

~ Ever wondered which languages are the hardest to learn? This handy infographic will tell you.

~You know what’s not an alternative fact? The sales spike of Orwell’s 1984.





What Else We're Reading

ALU Marketing Manager Mandy is reading Anahita Jamali Rad’s debut poetry collection for love and autonomy published by Talonbooks.



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