Ali Bryan is an award-winning novelist and creative non-fiction writer based in Calgary, Canada. Her first novel, Roost, won the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction and was the official selection of One Book Nova Scotia. Her second novel, The Figgs, was a finalist for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour.
For Mother's Day this year we've rounded up three books that appreciate moms of all kinds—read on for excerpts from an uproariously funny novel, a moving memoir, and a powerful poetry collection.
Today's #ALUgiftguide book recommendations come from the insightful Lauren Carter who shares gifting picks for "your settler mom, wondering what she can do for reconciliation" to "your best feminist friend in university, circa 1992" and more, below.
This week we rounded up books for two important events: CMHA Mental Health Week and Mother's Day; continued our interview series for Short Story Month, and got TCAF ready with a new graphic novel.
With spring still feeling so far away here in Canada and that existential dread starting to set in from being cooped up for too long indoors, we could all use a few laughs – a chuckle, at the very least. To help you out with a little LOL'ing, we've compiled 5 books to lighten ... Read more
Once you read that last chapter of a good book and put it down, there is so much to do and so much to consider. You want to take a moment and decide how it made you feel, or write down your two cents, maybe even cross it off your list and reach for the next book. But my personal ... Read more
This week, we interviewed authors, learned lessons, avoided foraging advice from Instagrammers, and so much more! Read on to make sense of that weird opening.
This week we observed International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples with books by Indigenous authors we admire, got chatty about our #ALUbookclub pick The Figgs, contemplated gender and writing, and more.
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