September 16, 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.
Step Aside, Pops
by Kate Beaton
The long awaited follow-up to the smash hit Hark! A Vagrant is now out! Beaton's signature blend of astute historical and literary satire are on show here, as always. Expect Strong Female Characters and off-canon appearances from the likes of Ida B Wells, Tom Longboat, and even some crossover fanfic - yes, Pride and Prejudice meets the X-Files!
by Patrick DeWitt
DeWitt, known for his post-modern subversion of classic genres like the western, moves on to turn the tropes of the fairytale inside out. Undermajordomo Minor is a wry picaresque that follows the exploits of diminutive hero Lucien (Lucy) Minor, compulsive liar, feckless lover, and employee of the mysterious Baron Von Aux.
Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers
edited by Hazel Newlevant
Featuring a wide array of talented artists, this anticipated anthology will hook you, whether or not you're a gamer yourself. The collection offers reflections on the intersection of games with heartbreak, queerness, gender identity, mental illness, and growing up. Includes comics by Sophie Yanow, Annie Mok, Jane Mai, and many more!
Why Not Me?
by Mindy Kaling
The creator and star of The Mindy Project continues to entertain with this new collection of tongue-in-cheek essays on such topics as on-camera beauty, the tribulations of LA friendships, Hollywood's weight obsession, and her "weird as hell" relationship with her ex and close friend B. J. Novak.
Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014
by Alice Munro
Family Furnishings collects some of Nobel Prize in Literature winner Alice Munro's most accomplished and affecting stories of the last two decades. Munro has the rare ability to show us the remarkable in the quotidian, the exhilaration and grace in ordinary moments and lives.
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Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly new comics and graphic novel highlights)
Largehearted Word (weekly new book highlights)
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Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
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