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Unwrap Indie: Baraka Books
Day two of Unwrap Indie is for the ever-evolving giftees on your list who are always keen to welcome and incorporate new perspectives into their own lives. Surprise them with these choice selections from Baraka Books—a progressive and daring press based in Québec with a commitment to bringing English-speaking readers new and exciting ideas across cultural barriers. Read on for three books we think your giftee will be excited to bump to the top of their winter TBR.
Books we recommend from Baraka for your giftee to unwrapWhy we love this book: Songs for the Cold of Heart is an epic saga that introduces us to one unforgettable family—from their roots in Québec’s Rivière-du-Loup—on to Berlin, Rome and elsewhere as its protagonist searches for a sense of self through the lost pieces of family history. Funny and heart-filled in some moments, dark in others—this tale holds all the honesty of what it means to be human, and yet, there is a certain kind of magic here. For its masterful storytelling, Songs is a book we adore.Songs for the Cold of HeartWhere do I find the book? Find it on All Lit Up for 15% off until Nov 28 or from your local indie bookseller with our Shop Local feature available on the book page. Why we love this book: Waswanipi is a story of reconciliation told through the lens of a young man who in the summer of 1963 is sent to work at an equipment depot in Northern Quebec, near a Cree community. Along with two Cree guides, he is tasked with canoeing through the waters of the area and must confront an unknown natural world alongside a civilization he does not understand. Cinematic in its detail, Waswanipi is a beautifully written story that feels both timeless and new in its reflections on overcoming prejudice.WaswanipiWhere do I find the book? Find it on All Lit Up for 15% off until Nov 28 or from your local indie bookseller with our Shop Local feature available on the book page. Why we love this book: Nicole Fortin’s dreams are thrown to the wayside as she struggles to overcome the challenges of her job at an aerospace plant by impressing her male colleagues. But a union battle is brewing—one that will pit her fellow coworkers against their employer and threaten Nicole’s own credibility not only in the workplace but also as a mother. Maker maintains a page-turning tension while confronting the sometimes complicated relationship between work and family.Maker Where do I find the book? Find it on All Lit Up for 15% off until Nov 28 or from your local indie bookseller with our Shop Local feature available on the book page.
* * *Follow along on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with the hashtag #unwrapindie until November 26th!Please note that due to supply chain delays, orders may take longer than usual to arrive. Please shop early to ensure books arrive in time to unwrap.