In Review: The Week of May 20th

May 25, 2019

From baking and eating chocolate fudge to cheering on the finalists of the Amazon First Novel Award, we were on a high this week. Scroll on for the bookish happenings this week.

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On the Blog



~ We shared a fierce follow-up to A.J. Pearce's Dear Mrs. Bird: What a Young Wife Ought to Know by Trillium Book Award-winner Hannah Moscovitch (Playwrights Canada Press) is a fearless look at love, sex, and fertility inspired by stories from the Canadian birth-control movement of the early 20th century

~ Author Louise Ells shared her thoughts on memory, identity, her short story collection Notes Towards Recovery (Latitude 46), and what Alice Munro had to do with her work.

~ For #ShortStoryMonth, Janet Trull chatted with us about short fiction ("short stories connect to the narratives woven through our own defining joys and tragedies"), her new collection Hot Town and Other Stories (At Bay Press), and shared an excerpt from its titular story.

~ We ended the week with a chocolate high and tried a vegan fudge recipe from Newfoundland's own vegan chef Marian Frances White, author of the new Island Vegan cookbook (Breakwater Books).




Around the Web


~ Salinger-obsessed readers rejoice: you can play dress-up with Franny (from Franny and Zooey) available now in paper-doll format.

~ If Tilda Swinton wasn't already badass enough, she's also curated a photography exhibit that tackles the gender-defying themes in Virigina Woolf's Orlando.



~ Be still our hearts: this 73-year-old bookseller in Saskatchewan might have the strangest used bookstore in Canada with over 300,000 books and has no plans of stopping: “I always say I’ll quit buying books when you see them carrying me feet first out.”





What Else We're Reading


We cheered on Casey Plett this week at the Amazon First Novel Award where she won the prize for  Little Fish (Arsenal Pulp Press), a debut about the discontent in the life of a transgender woman in Winnipeg. 










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