October 8, 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.
Killing and Dying
by Adrian Tomine
This gorgeous new volume finds Tomine in top form. The six stories within are taken from volumes 12 to 14 of his seminal Optic Nerve series. Tomine's characters display his signature mix of pathos and deadpan humour, while his drawings convey exquisite subtleties of mood and place. Nothing short of essential.
Anna and Froga: Fore
by Anouk Ricard
Anna and her friends are back for more fun and games! Kids and adults alike will love these clever comics. In the latest stories, Christopher the earthworm develops a crush on the charming Agatha, while the gang has a hair-rising dining experience, plays a rousing game of mini-golf, and has a belly-flop party at the pool!
by Patti Smith
The long-awaited follow-up to Smith's bestselling Just Kids gives us, in the author's own words, "a roadmap to my life." Her fluid, shifting prose takes us from the tiny Greenwich village cafe where she starts her days, to Mexico, Germany, and the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud and Mishima. Woven throughout are the multi-platform artist's reflections on writer's craft and artistic creation.
Montreal Cooks: A Tasting Menu from the City's Leading Chefs
by Jonathan Cheung and Tays Spencer
Montreal Cooks assembles select recipes of Montreal's most exciting chefs. Authors Jonathan Cheung and Tays Spencer set out to show the world why Montreal is an international culinary destination, and help us all to expand our own kitchen capabilities. With an introduction by noted Canadian food expert and television personality Gail Simmons.
by Sloane Crosley
Essayist and frequent New York Times contributor Crosley is receiving piles of praise for her first novel, The Clasp. Expect a madcap adventure involving three recently reunited friends, each struggling at the tail end of their twenties. They wind up chasing ideas, and each other, through various international cities--all the way to the estate of Guy de Maupassant, author of "The Necklace."
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also at Largehearted Boy:
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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)
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)