In Review: The Week of May 7

May 12, 2018

Our week consisted of Mother's Day book-picking, Short Story Month interviewing, book-to-film casting, and plenty more!

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On the Blog


~ What are we gifting our moms this Mother's Day? Books, of course!

~ Even though university is out, in Read This, Then That we're looking to two novels set in school: Maureen Medved's Black Star (Anvil Press) and Suzette Mayr's Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall (Coach House Books).

~ We read about inherited trauma and family history in Claire Sicherman's Imprint (Caitlin Press): "Growing up, I wasn’t told stories about my family, and the stories they held were kept silent. My grandparents did not talk about the horrors. Instead their trauma was passed down to my mother, and then it made a warm and comfortable home in my body. I grew up with a heaviness that I couldn’t name."

~ For Short Story Month, we chatted with Sanjay Talreja about his collection Downward This Dog (Mawenzi House), which he describes as "Boot the dentist. Food porn. White powder in mail. Earth mama yoga teacher. Fake postcards. Prized lottery ticket. Extremist. Graduate student journal."

~ We joined forces with Freehand Books Publisher Kelsey Attard and had a bit of fun playing casting director for Ali Bryan's The Figgs.





Around the Web



~ This list of popular libraries in the world is a visual feast and an excuse to plan more trips.

~ A recent study analyzes the "Poet Voice." You know the one.

~ The Atlantic Book Award winners were announced with some wins for All Lit Up featured books: Blood Fable by Oisin Curran (Book*hug), Peninsula Sinking by David Huebert (Biblioasis), Powered by Love: A Grandmothers’ Movement to End AIDS in Africa by Joanna Henry & Ilana Landberg-Lewis (Goose Lane Editions), Just Jen: Thriving Through Multiple Sclerosis by Jen Powley (Roseway Publishing), All the Names Between by Julia McCarthy (Brick Books).







What Else We're Reading

Tan loved Pamela Mulloy's The Deserters (Véhicule Press) and think you will too.



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