In Review: The Week of November 19th

November 24, 2018

We started off the week with our annual literary awards hangover, brought you our Gift Guide for holiday book-buying, and learned some rare words (we hope this In Review ensorcells you).

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On the Blog


litawardshangover 2018

~ Get the recipe for our Raspberry White Russian cocktail, inspired by the Russian settings in Dominique Bernier-Cormier's debut Correspondent (Goose Lane Editions)

~ Despite an even bigger literary hangover this year we paired the nominees and winners with indie follow-ups that also deserve some gold stars.

~ Our annual #ALUGiftGuide includes recommendations from Kim Clark, Hana Shafi, and Casey Plett who suggest books for everyone on your holiday-book-buying list.








Around the Web



~ Canada represented on the International Dublin Literary Award list of nominees with talented authors like Jocelyn Parr ( Uncertain Weights and Measures, Goose Lane Editions) and Bridget Canning ( The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes, Breakwater Books).

~ "Blatherskite," "Weltschmerz" and other great words to know and use via Buzzfeed.

~ Protect those stacks of books with these handy tips via Bookriot.





What Else We're Reading


ALU staffer Tan read Lauren B. Davis' Hans Christian Andersen-inspired novel The Grimoire of Kensington Market from Wolsak & Wynn. 




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