In Review: The Week of August 19th

August 24, 2019

This week we interviewed Missy Marston, author of our #alubookclub pick Bad Ideas (ECW Press), recommended a follow-up read to Cheryl Strayed's Wild, and shared poems and a debut short story collection. Also, ASMR is becoming official. Scroll on for that and more.

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On the Blog



~ Meditate on absences, loss, and the natural world with two poems in What is Long Past Occurs in Full Light by Marilyn Bowering (Mother Tongue Publishing), who Jan Zwicky calls "one of our essential poets."

~ Author Missy Marston shared with us all the good ideas that led to Bad Ideas (ECW Press), our #alubookclub pick this month.

~ We found your follow-up read to Cheryl Strayed's Oprah-approved Wild: Linda Kenyon's Sea Over Bow (Signature Editions), an adventure of self-discovery on the high seas

~ Alice Munro meets Gilmore Girls: check out Martha Wilson's debut Nosy White Woman (Biblioasis), a collection of stories that will assure you that whatever your woe, you're not alone.






Around the Web


~  Heard of a celebrity "book curator"? Neither had we.

~ ASMR is having more than a moment: Merriam-Webster is considering adding it to its dictionary soon

~ Fans of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark may or may not have bones to pick with this list of all 82 stories ranked.





In Case You Missed It


Missed our ALU team chat about Missy Marston's funny, big-hearted novel Bad Ideas (ECW Press)? Get the highlights here!








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