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All Lit Up Press Picks for the Holidays: Baraka Books
Montreal-based Baraka Books truly has something for everyone in their slate of press picks: including nonfiction about how 19th century evolutionary science was perceived in Canada, an epic, Shakespeare-adjacent novel, and a nuanced novel about race and the workplace (recommended by a very special guest recommender).
The Calf with Two Heads by Louisa Blair
“Did you ever wonder how our ancestors perceived the natural world around them and their role in that world? Louisa Blair answers that question with beautifully illustrated stories about the people inspired by the natural sciences in nineteenth-century Canada, their discoveries, their errors, and their debates, such as their stubborn resistance to the notion of evolution and to Darwin.”
Find The Calf With Two Heads here on All Lit Up or use the Shop Local button to purchase from your local indie bookstore.
Full Fadom Five by David Bourgeois
“Want a tale that takes you from Toronto in the 2000s, to Cape Breton in the 60s and the 2000s, to Elizabethan London? One that involves love, sex, family histories, obsessions, and manipulations? An epic that’ll help you through those cold winter days? Well, you’ve found it with Full Fadom Five by David Bourgeois.”
Find Full Fadom Five here on All Lit Up or use the Shop Local button to purchase from your local indie bookstore.
Blinded by the Brass Ring by Patricia Scarlett
Recommended by actress, writer, and director Donisha Prendergast:
““A fun and flirtatious insight into the nuanced experience of being an ambitious career-driven woman living a Black experience in a White workplace. A familiar conversation that has not been heard yet, brought to life by complex personalities with secrets and insecurities that mirror characters in our own families.”
Find Blinded by the Brass Ring here on All Lit Up or use the Shop Local button to purchase from your local indie bookstore.
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