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November 7, 2013

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - November 6, 2013

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, and comics.

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores.

Every week, Montreal's Librairie Drawn & Quarterly bookstore recommends a selection of new books, including fiction, art books, magazines, and comics.

This Is How You Lose Her

"This Is How You Lose Her"
by Junot Diaz (illustrated by Jaime Hernandez)

We have been waiting impatiently for this collaboration between Junot Diaz and Jaime Hernandez, and are so delighted to report that it is out now, and it's just as glorious as anticipated! Diaz's novel celebrating love (and love lost) in its many facets really comes to life with Hernandez’s depictions of the unforgettable women described therein. It's no surprise how wonderful this book is though: how could you go wrong with the combined forces of these two literary greats?

White Girls

"White Girls"
by Hilton Als

In this new collection from one of The New Yorker's finest critics, topics of race, gender, art and sexuality are at the forefront. Though it's a collection of essays, they tread in the liminal space between fiction and non-fiction, always providing unique insights into American culture through the author's lens (i.e. a black, gay man in the USA.) And the subjects are more diverse than the title would have you suggest! Take it from Junot Diaz, who says that White Girls is "the read of the year."

Noel de Marguerite

"Noel de Marguerite"
by India Desjardins and Pascal Blanchet

Brand new from esteemed Quebecois publishing house Les Éditions La Pastèque and just in time for the holidays is this beautiful Christmas story aimed at adults. Telling the tale of an elderly woman who opts to spend Christmas alone at home, it deals with themes of aging and solitude, but is nonetheless brimming with hope and happiness. Blanchet's gorgeous illustrations have a retro feel, and the vibrant colors are well-suited to the story. In French only for the time being.

Fritz Kahn

"Fritz Kahn"
by Uta and Thilo von Debschitz

Brother and sister Uta and Thilo von Debschitz teamed up to curate this stunning TASCHEN monograph of the fascinating doctor/educator/science-writer and general visionary Fritz Kahn's work. The book thoroughly documents the best of Kahn's many achievements in infographics, science, art and technology in nearly 400 pages of material. Bonus – it's trilingual! (English, French and German.)

Anthology Magazine – Issue 13

"Anthology Magazine – Issue 13"

The 13th issue of Anthology focuses on all things sartorial. Featuring the kinds of compelling stories and photos we’ve come to expect from the folks behind this publication whose tagline is "living with substance and style," this issue will particularly please the aesthete in you!

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Note Books (musicians discuss literature)

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