In Review: The Week of September 2nd

September 7, 2019

This week fall was out in full force at ALU HQ with reading recommendations to take you into the new season, staff picks, and hot new releases for the weekend.

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On the Blog


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~ Author Karen Clavelle of The Mother Goose Letters (At Bay Press), a reimagined collection of letters by Mother Goose, tells us how these classic characters and stories relate to the Canadian Prairies and our contemporary times: "The traditional Mother Goose rhymes and tales alike lack diversity in terms of gender, culture, and religion; they are intolerant, politically insensitive, and misogynist; they glorify bullying; they mock anyone and everyone from kings to politicians to lecherous millers to thieving children; they are not current, they tell old stories."

~ We rounded up three books to say goodbye to summer with as we head into fall reading season.

~ And speaking of fall, take a peek at our Fall Preview in which we chose some of their top reads for the season.

~ We showcased a few hot new releases to take with you wherever you're headed this weekend.




Around the Web


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~ The shortlist for The Booker Prize has been announced with an ALU fave on the list: Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann, published by Biblioasis in Canada.

~ In more awards news, the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist included a solid number of indie books, like Days by Moonlight by André Alexis (Coach House Books), Late Breaking by K.D. Miller (Biblioasis), and Dream Sequence by Adam Foulds (Biblioasis).

~ Donna Tartt's critically divisive novel The Goldfinch hits theatres at the end of the month, and writers are already wondering: how well will the film take on the challenge of length?




In Case You Missed It



Because we love a good book reco, we put together a quiz to help you find your next fall read!















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