In Review: The Week of February 3rd

February 8, 2020

This week we got our design nerd on, learned about the process behind bringing a novel into braille, recommended a debut novel, and more. 

 

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~ Author Laura Tretheway takes us out to sea in The Imperilled Ocean: Human Stories from a Changing Sea (Goose Lane Editions), exploring the compelling stories of people across the world and their relationships with the ocean to give a broader picture of its importance, its future, and its fate.

~ Author M.C. Joudrey shares his experience with the National Network for Equitable Library Service to bring his novel Fanonymous into braille (At Bay Press) in order to serve a marginalized readership: "Being able to connect with a wider audience has not only been rewarding but also—as in this case—worth so much more to me than I could have imagined."

~ Designer Jared Shapiro discusses the creative choices that went into designing nathan dueck's pop-culturally influenced book of poetry, A Very Special Episode (Wolsak and Wynn): "Fonts are curious and intriguing things in that the best ones are often the ones you don’t notice."

~ For #Fridayreads we take a look at Michelle Kaeser's debut novel The Towers of Babylon (Freehand Books), which combines the all-too-real millennial struggles of Girls and the sibling dynamics of This Is Us with sharp-witted humour and shrewd insight that’s all its own

 

 

Around the Web

 

~ CBC Books' list of 47 Canadian fiction books to watch for this spring includes lots of ALU faves

~ After widespread criticism in the US, Barnes & Noble pulled a new series of  "culturally diverse" classic book covers from stores.

~ The intersection between books and fashion is  this look book from Louis Vuitton in which models are protagonists in their own novels.

 

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Throughout 2020 our very own ALU staffer Tan Light is participating in Book Riot's  #ReadHarderChallenge. Follow along as we roll out challenges and follow-up reads all year!

First challenge: Read a book in any genre by an Indigenous author

 

 

 


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