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February 6, 2014

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - February 6, 2014

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.


Moomin's Desert Island

Moomin's Desert Island
by Tove Jansson

Moomin and the Golden Tail

Moomin and the Golden Tail
by Tove Jansson

Moomin's Desert Island and Moomin and the Golden Tail are the latest installments in D+Q's series of new editions of classic Moomin stories. Jansson's gorgeous comics have been reworked in full color, with a kid-proof but kid-friendly size, price, and format. Join the Moomin family as they travel to the desert island from whence their ancestors sprung, and follow Moomin in his brush with celebrity status after his tail turns to solid gold!


Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story

Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story
by Robyn Doolittle

After the media frenzy surrounding Rob Ford in the past few months, you'd be surprised how much more could be said regarding the Toronto mayor! Always a controversial fellow in Toronto, in the wake of the "crackstarter" video, Ford's infamy and subsequent parade of bizarre behaviour has arguably garnered Canada more international attention than any other figure or event has done in the recent past. Now you can get all the grisly details in this hotly anticipated book by the Toronto Star's Robyn Doolittle, who had been researching the Ford family for years before the scandal broke, and was one of the first to bring the story to light in the media.


Dept. of Speculation

Dept. of Speculation
by Jenny Offill

Jenny Offill's second novel was fifteen years in the making, and this relatively small book packs a weighty emotional punch! The story chronicles an unnamed narrator who has eschewed her dreams of becoming an "art monster" in order to raise her daughter. The toll that the banal realities of domestic life have taken on the aspiring artist become painfully clear when she discovers that her husband has been carrying on an affair with a younger woman.


Silence Once Begun

Silence Once Begun
by Jesse Ball

Jesse Ball's latest is a work of realist fiction exploring a series of enigmatic disappearances that took place in 1977 just outside of Osaka, and the conviction and eventual execution of the innocent man who nonetheless confessed to the crimes. The narrator, a writer also named Jesse Ball (whose resemblance to the author himself is open for debate) struggles to unravel the truth behind these mysterious events in this riveting tale of deception and honour.


Le Valliant Petit Gorille

Le Valliant Petit Gorille
by Nadine Robert

Le Valliant Petit Gorille is the debut offering from Comme des GĂ©ants, the brand new Montreal-based publishing house dedicated to children's books. Nadine Robert's super-cute story of a young, curious gorilla on a mission to fetch some eggs for his grandfather is an indication of good things on the horizon from this up and coming publisher.


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also at Largehearted Boy:

Online "Best of 2013" Book Lists

other Atomic Books Comics Preview lists (weekly new comics & graphic novel highlights)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly new comics and graphic novel highlights)
52 Books, 52 Weeks
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)


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