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June 26, 2014

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - June 26, 2014

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.


Men Explain Things to Me

Men Explain Things to Me
by Rebecca Solnit

You may already be familiar with Solnit’s essay recounting an incident in which a man at a party proceeded to explain (at length!) her own book to her, not knowing or wishing to know that she was its author; it went viral and gave rise to the term “mansplaining” which has since become common parlance in feminist circles. In this new book, Solnit expands on the original essay with six more complementary pieces which illustrate how all forms of misogyny exist on a continuum, expertly linking the systematic silencing of women with more violent forms of gender-based oppression. A must read!


Printed Pages – Summer 2014

Printed Pages – Summer 2014

The folks at It’s Nice That consistently bring together the cream of the creative crop in art, illustration, design, and photography for their quarterly magazine, Printed Pages, and the Summer 2014 edition is no exception. Showcasing the work of Eike König, Ernst Haeckel, Marian Bantjes, Rose and Peter Blake, Rami Niemi, David Person and Duke Riley, among others, this issue is not to be missed!


Everything I Never Told You

Everything I Never Told You
by Celeste Ng

Ng’s debut novel opens with a tragic mystery to be solved: Lydia, the beloved middle child of the Marilyn and James Lee, a biracial Chinese-American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio, is found dead in the lake. In the aftermath of this devastating loss, the Lees lives begin to shatter, with each member of the family harbouring secrets and guilt that threaten to drive them apart. Heavy themes of racism, family, identity, belonging, and home are deftly explored thanks to Ng’s human touch.


Em and the Big Hoom

Em and the Big Hoom
by Jerry Pinto

Garnering rave reviews from such literary icons as Kiran Desai and Salman Rushdie, Jerry Pinto’s novel about a Goan family living in Bombay is by turns hilarious and dark. The adult narrator recounts the story of his childhood, his parents’ romance, as well as the family’s struggle to deal with his mother’s tumultuous bipolar episodes. All this is seamlessly woven into a vivid portrayal of life in late 20th century India.


Smith Journal – Volume 11

Smith Journal – Volume 11

With subjects as diverse as Death Metal vocab, the Oxford English Dictionary, astronaut Chris Hadfield, an illustrated history of boomboxes, Breaking Bad-inspired tattoos, just to name a few, the eleventh volume of Australian quarterly Smith Journal covers a lot of ground! This latest issue of an always well-curated publication is sure to keep you interested from start to finish.


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also at Largehearted Boy:

other Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week

52 Books, 52 Weeks
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly new comics and graphic novel highlights)
Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly new comics and graphic novel highlights)
Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)


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