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January 15, 2015

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - January 15, 2015

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.

The First Bad Man

The First Bad Man
by Miranda July

July's anxiously anticipated debut novel is finally here, telling the story of eccentric Cheryl Glickman, who's idiosyncratically ordered world is upended when twenty-year-old Clee moves in with her. Brutally honest while still endearing, Dave Eggers calls it confirmation of "July as a novelist of the first order."

2014 It's Nice That Annual

2014 It's Nice That Annual

A beautiful hardcover volume (complete with signed artist postcard), the 2014 annual compiles the best that art and design website It's Nice That had to offer in the past year. Spanning from October 2013 to September 2014, the annual features profiles of rising creative stars, collections of the most beautiful magazine covers, and run-downs of the year's most interesting exhibitions.

McSweeney's No. 48

McSweeney's No. 48

A two-book bundle that includes sixteen new stories and a full-length screenplay, McSweeney's new offering features the work of Kelly Link, Etgar Keret, and Téa Obreht, among others, skipping from street protest romance to dead tourists to haunted nudist colonies and back again.


by Norman Manea

Post-war Romania is the setting for Manea's first novel, in which a defeated country struggles with communism and anti-semitism in turns. Translated by Jean Harris, the book plays with tone and perspective to give an extraordinary account of life in a totalitarian state.

Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen

Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen
by Dylan Horrocks

Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen, Dylan Horrocks

Sam Zabel is a cartoonist suffering from writer's block and stuck in a superhero comic job he hates. It will take a mysterious old comic book set on Mars to drag him out of his rut and into a fantastical adventure spanning centuries of comics, in this graphic novel by the acclaimed author of Hicksville.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

other Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week

List of Online "Best of 2014" Book Lists

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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