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August 7, 2014

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

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

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

Panic in a Suitcase

Panic in a Suitcase
by Yelena Akhtiorskaya

Akhtiorskaya's debut novel follows the Nasmertov family beginning when they immigrate in 1991 to Brighton Beach, Brooklyn from Odessa, painting a portrait of life in both cities in the process. In contrast to the stereotypical "American Dream" narrative, it soon becomes clear to the Nasmertov's that their new home is not so different from their old one; with so many shops in their neighbourhood catering to Russian immigrants, putting the past in the past and breaking away from old patterns proves more difficult than anticipated. By turns humorous and insightful, Akhtiorskaya's world is populated by refreshingly original characters, fleshed out by her vibrant prose.

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Volume 1

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Volume 1
by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell

Being so imaginative and fantastic in the first place, Gaiman's work lends itself particularly well to the graphic novel medium. This new adaptation of Gaiman's award-winning novel is stacked with talent, with each of the six chapters featuring illustrations by a different artist, including Kevin Nowlan, P. Craig Russell, Tony Harris and Scott Hampton, Galen Showman, Jill Thompson and Stephen B. Scott. Stay tuned for Volume 2!

Sex From Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules

Sex From Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules
by Sarah Mirk

From the editor of Bitch Magazine comes this fresh, non-traditional, feminist, sex-positive take on the relationship guidebook. With a cast of stellar contributors on the roster, including Michelle Tea, Stu Rasmussen, among others, it covers topics such as "loving being single," "building feminist relationships," "navigating non-monogamy," "gender is messy," "staying childless by choice," etc. A great resource for folks in all kinds of relationships!

Anthology Magazine #16 – The Family Issue

Anthology Magazine #16 – The Family Issue

The theme of the latest issue of lifestyle and shelter quarterly, Anthology, is family. Within its covers, interviewees discuss how their families influence them in their creative endeavors, family-based businesses are profiled, kids' rooms are showcased, and family recipes (mostly grandmotherly in origin) are shared!

In This Book

In This Book
by Fani Marceau and Joëlle Jolivet

Marceau and Jolivet, the French author-illustrator duo who collaborated on the best-selling Panorama (2009) are back with this brand new book for young children. The stunning visuals, consisting of vividly colourful lino-cut inspired illustrations, are complemented by simple, sweet text. Each gorgeous illustration is accompanied by a corresponding sentence in the same format (eg. "I am in the forest, said the mushroom," or "I am in space, said the planet,") making it a great book for children exploring new vocabulary.

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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)

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