This week in news that isn't about that open letter, we recommend books for food lovers this Culinary Arts Month, gab about our July #ALUbookclub pick, share new poetry from Kevin Spenst, marvel at some nerdy engineering, and more.
Read This, Then That: We compare Abu Bakr Al Rabeeah's Homes (Freehand Books)and Endre Farkas's Never, Again (Signature Editions), two stories of violence, danger, and religious persecution told through a child's experience with war, displacement, and refuge in Canada.
#ALUbookclub: We share the highlights from our staff discussion on our July book club pick, Shani Mootoo's Polar Vortex (Book*hug Press).
Poetry in Motion: Kevin Spenst brings us his newest poetry collection Hearts Amok (Anvil Press), the third in a trilogy that explores how our hearts are shaped: "From Dante and the English sonneteer, Henry Howard, the Earl of Surrey, to malls, arcade video games, movies, and heavy metal, Spenst grafts the twists and turns of language onto a chronological account of the loves of his life."
Culinary Arts Month: We whipped up a list of five books about food that are perfect for food obsessives
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