Pantone Colour of the Year 2020: Classic Blue

We gathered some covers that blue us away inspired by Pantone’s Colour of 2020: Classic Blue

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  • Birds of a Kind

    Birds of a Kind


    Is it really important to cling to our lost identities?

    A terrorist attack in Jerusalem puts Eitan, a young Israeli-German genetic researcher, in a coma, while his girlfriend Wahida, a Moroccan graduate student, is left to uncover his family secret that brought them to Israel in the first place. Since Eitan’s parents erupted at a Passover meal when they realized Wahida was not Jewish, he has harboured a suspicion about his heritage that, if true, could change everything.

    In this sweeping new drama from the prolific Wajdi Mouawad, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict hits close to home as a straitlaced family is forced to confront everything they know about their identities.

  • Blue Field

    Blue Field


    When her friend Jane dies while exploring an underwater cave with her husband Rand, Marilyn takes up diving again, to honour—and outdo—her late friend. Marilyn drags Rand with her as she increasingly pushes herself far past her limits and skill level, endangering them both in their private underwater version of hell.

    After more than two decades since the release of her sensational, critically acclaimed collection Driving Men Mad, Blue Field marks Elise Levine’s much anticipated return to form.

  • Blue Sunflower Startle

    Blue Sunflower Startle


    A home harbours secrets. Father has cancer. He is dying. Not a word.

    Mother tells me to take care of my little brother.

    In the early 1960s, a young girl and her brother move to their grandparents’ flourmill in Dodoma in newly-independent Tanzania. Her grandfather bellows his love for East Africa, where he and other Indian merchants have thrived. But the ground is shifting. President Nyerere is calling for the widespread nationalization of property. The hum of the mill has quieted. The young girl prays at the jamatkhana (Give me back my father) and spends evenings at the cinema watching cowboy films—grief and grievances, if only momentarily, disappear.

    Hush, not a word.

    Years later, the girl and her family immigrate to Calgary, Alberta and she begins a love affair with the prairies. Wary that her grandfather’s passion for his country consumed him, she is unwilling to settle for geographical monogamy. She travels to Chonju, South Korea to work as a language teacher, and Delhi, India for trysts with her Kashmiri lover. Frequently, she is startled by the appearance of things that remind her of the prairies, but show up in other countries. She aches for a home that beckons her return: the Canadian West, the hero that pulls a U-turn for its beloved.

    Would you come for her, all ribby hair, or slicing the air like a boomerang, hollering at God? Would you strike a wild deal with Him, do anything to get her back?

    Yasmin Ladha offers readers an exquisite exploration of the ways in which one can love a country. Written in unusual, intoxicating, and poetic prose, Blue Sunflower Startle is a modern day Romance for frequent travellers and nomadic spirits.

  • Falling for Myself

    Falling for Myself


    In this searing and seriously funny memoir, Dorothy Ellen Palmer falls down, a lot, and spends a lifetime learning to appreciate her disability. Born with two very different, very tiny feet, she was adopted as a toddler by an already wounded 1950s family. From childhood surgeries to decades as a feminist teacher, mom, improv coach and unionist, she tried to hide being different. But now, standing proud with her walker, she’s sharing her journey. Navigating abandonment, abuse and ableism, she finds her birth parents and a new chosen family in the disability community.

  • Farm to Table

    Farm to Table


    When we say farm to table, we mean it. Farm to Table pairs 25 alumnus chefs from the Stratford Chefs School with 25 of their favourite food producers and farmers for a culinary adventure through Perth-Huron County. The Stratford Chefs School has a long history of training impeccable chefs – 35 years of history, in fact. Inside, you’ll find recipes from head chefs at all of your favourite Stratford restaurants, designed specifically for this cookbook. This book is complete with photos by famed food photographer Terry Manzo, and alumni profiles from Andrew Coppolino, Publisher of Waterloo Region Eats and CBC Food Columnist. This compilation of recipes from some of the most celebrated graduates of the Stratford Chefs School takes you inside the lessons they learned at Stratford Chefs School and makes this book a staple of every Canadian kitchen.

  • Lost Originals

    Lost Originals


    Translation is the extrovert, metaphor the introvert. Without translation, there is no communication. Without metaphor, there is no art.

    Lost Originals, the latest collection of poetry from writer and scholar David Goldstein, explores the potential of metaphoric translation to contribute to a conversation about originality, the power of objects, and the boundaries of poetry and language.

    Taking as his foundation the notion that every act of speaking is a translation from one sort of experience to another, Goldstein’s innovative poetic ‘experiment’ represent an elegy for a series of “lost originals” a group of objects and experiences that can only be accessed through language. In this way, Goldstein’s encounters with a menagerie of objects and sources–from porcelain figurines and maps, to computer-generated email spam and journalism about sharks–yield a myriad of voices, giving metaphorical speech to the unspeaking or unspoken, and at the same time, uncovering a surprising beauty in language normally viewed as impenetrable or utilitarian.

  • Still Living the Edges: A Disabled Women’s Reader

    Still Living the Edges: A Disabled Women’s Reader


    <More than a decade after the publication of Living the Edges: A Disabled Woman’s Reader, the lives of women with disabilities have not changed much. Still Living the Edges provides a timely follow-up that traces the ways disabled women are still on the edges, whether that be on the cutting edge, being pushed to the edges of society, or challenging the edges?the barriers in their way. This collection brings together the diverse voices of women with various disabilities, both physical and mental, from nations such as Canada, the United States, Australia, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe. Through articles, poetry, essays, and visual art, disabled women share their experiences with employment, relationships, body image, sexuality and family life, society’s attitudes, and physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. In their own voices, they explore their identity as women with disabilities, showcasing how they continue to challenge the physical and attitudinal barriers that force them to the edges of society and instead place themselves at the centre of new and emerging narratives about disability.

  • The Last White House at the End of the Row of White Houses

    The Last White House at the End of the Row of White Houses


    The poems in The Last White House at the End of the Row of White Houses teem with delightful and confusing life, from workhorses and dinosaurs to wolves and kings. Alternately spare and lush, surreal and precise, these poems work their way under the skin to sing gorgeous songs to the heart.