February 13, 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.
by Luke Ramsey
In Ramsey's wordless science fiction tale Intelligent Sentient? there is life everywhere. It teems in oceans and cities, and can be found nestled in treehouses and in the farther reaches of outer space. Ramsey's skills as an artist are well showcased in this collection of illustrations that defy easy description, and they draw the audience in long after a first reading.
The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel
by Matt Zoller Seitz
A companion to Seitz's original Wes Anderson Collection, the new book packs interviews, anecdotes, photos, illustrations, and behind the scenes looks at the Oscar nominated film into a hefty 250 pages. For anyone interested in the film's conception, or the acting, costumes, and music, this is a must read.
The Question of Miracles
by Elana K. Arnold
Grieving over the death of her best friend Sarah and stuck in rainy, depressing Oregon, Iris Abernathy is not happy and not looking to make a new friend. That doesn't seem to stop Boris, who's very existence is something of a miracle: he barely survived his infancy. Written for a 9-12 year old audience, Arnold sensitively portrays the nature of loss and fate.
by Matthew Olshan
Telling the story of a doctor stationed in the mysterious marshlands among a people colonized but never conquered, then thrown in prison for years before being inexplicably released, Marshlands is a story told in reverse--a technique that only adds to the intrigue of this debut novel.
The Last Good Paradise
by Tatjana Soli
Many books begin by throwing together a diverse cast of characters, each with their own dreams and struggles, but few take place on an unnamed coral atoll in the South Pacific. It might be paradise, but the issues that we all deal with--love, ambition, disconnecting from an increasingly connected world--are as present as ever.
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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
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
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