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February 4, 2015

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - February 4, 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.

We Should All Be Feminists

We Should All Be Feminists
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Whether you're already familiar with Adichie's work (most notably, Americanah) or you just know her as that author Beyoncé likes, you should read this essay. Adapted from a TEDx talk of the same name, Adichie lends her resonant writing style to issues of gender politics and makes her plans for a better, truer world known.

Christopher and his Kind

Christopher and his Kind
by Christopher Isherwood

This beautiful new edition of Isherwood's 1976 memoir chronicles the author's ten year emigration from Britain. Starting in 1929, Isherwood takes us first to the boy bars of Berlin, and then, after the rise of Hitler, to his "sexual homeland" of California.The book is a fascinating look at the writer whose work has spanned decades and was, among many achievements, adapted into Cabaret.

Turtleface and Beyond

Turtleface and Beyond
by Arthur Bradford

It all starts when protagonist Georgie's friend decides to jump off a cliff, smacking his head on a turtle just below the water's surface. Though there are no fatalities, the incident jump starts a series of catastrophes, near misses, and complicated situations that seem to follow Georgie around. Bradford's work has been highly anticipated, and for good reason.


by Asali Solomon

Eight-year old Kenya is aware that she's different, but doesn't know how or why. All she knows, in this bildungsroman that takes us from West Philadelphia to the suburbs, following the sometimes funny, sometimes poignant story of a Black nationalist family, is that finding something that feels like home is easier said than done.

Get in Trouble

Get in Trouble
by Kelly Link

Kelly LInk is back with a new collection of nine short stories, her first for adults in a decade. There are iguanas, Ouija boards, pyramids, life-sized dolls, and ghost hunting reality tv shows, but nothing is too fantastical for the humanizing touch of the author Neil Gaiman called a national treasure.

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