In Review: The Week of June 15th

June 20, 2020

This week we revealed our picks for our upcoming Summer Book Club, recommended books for Father's Day, reflected on wise words about grief, and more.

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~ Contributors of the new anthology Locations of Grief (Wolsak and Wynn) reflect on grief, place, time, and mourning: "Grief is embodied temporal-spatially: When you grieve a person you’re also grieving a time and a place to which they were tied, and to which you can never return."

#ALUbookclub  is BACK for another summer season—social distance-style. Find out what we're reading from Book*hug Press and Inanna Publications and follow along with us!

~ For Father's Day, we recommend five books for dads of all kinds—whether he's into sports, otherworldly pursuits, or just a bit of meditation, we've got the book for him.

~ Rohinton Mistry meets Shauna Singh Baldwin, debut author Shaukat Ajmeri's novel  Keepers of the Faith (Mawenzi House) tells the story of star-crossed lovers Akbar and Rukhsana who are driven apart by a strict priesthood within their community in Udaipur, India





Around the Web


~ Among the winners of the 2020 Trillium Book Awards is Téa Mutonji who won for her debut short story collection Shut Up You're Pretty (Arsenal Pulp Press)

~ Reading for social change: Black librarians in the US launched the original anti-racist reading list during WWII. 

~ "Bubble" is the go-to word of 2020, a fitting choice for our current times.





ICYMI (last week)


Cover Collage: Pride Month

We're celebrating #PrideMonth with a colourful cover collage of LGBTQ+ titles--just some of the books available for 20% OFF through June on All Lit Up when you use the code PRIDE at checkout + free shipping on orders within Canada.



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