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February 26, 2015

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - February 26, 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.

Girl in a Band

Girl in a Band
by Kim Gordon

It doesn't really matter if you're a diehard Sonic Youth fan or you've only heard of singer/bassist/founding member Kim Gordon in passing, Girl in a Band is a candid, fascinating memoir from an often-elusive artist. Recounting Gordon's sunny SoCal upbringing, her family troubles, move to downtown New York, the birth of a band that would revolutionize American music, this isn't a book to miss.

Lucky Alan and Other Stories

Lucky Alan and Other Stories
by Jonathan Lethem

This collection of nine stories, Lethem's third, includes a breakdown at Sea World, a child rescued from a blizzard, and a political prisoner in a hole in a Brooklyn street, among many other situations and characters that embody the humour and the eeriness for which Lethem has, rightly become know.


by Carson Ellis

Previously illustrator of the Wildwood series and Decemberists artist, Ellis has in her solo debut crafted a loving tribute to the many places we call home. Whether houses, ships, or shoes, underwater palaces or science fictionial domes, the many places we live in come to life in Ellis' beautiful watercolours.

Discontent and Its Civilizations

Discontent and Its Civilizations
by Mohsin Hamid

Hamid has worked as a journalist, written fiction, lived on three continents, and become a trusted voice for topics as diverse as pop culture and international politics. In Discontents and Its Civilizations, his essays show in no uncertain terms that he is, as the Los Angeles Review of Books called him, a "master stylist."

Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life

Akademie X: Lessons in Art + Life

Phaidon has put together another beautiful brook, this time riffing off a student notebook to present lessons from 36 "tutors," the colour-coded advice of, and assignment from, artists like Marina Abramovic, Miranda July, Chris Kraus, and Shirley Tse.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

other Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week

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