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November 30, 2015

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - November 30, 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.

Moominmama's Maid

Moominmama's Maid
by Tove Jansson

The latest colour edition of Tove Jansson's inimitable moomin comic strips is out from Drawn + Quarterly! In this story, Mrs. Fillyjonk, the new neighbour, shames Moominmama into hiring a maid. Misabel arrives, and it is soon clear that the Moomin family will have to work hard to cheer her up! Surely us readers will learn a lot about life's simple pleasures too.

Perish Plains Vol. 4

Perish Plains Vol. 4
by Ron Regé Jr. & Fiona Smyth

The fourth installment of Perish Publishing's Perish Plains debuted at Comic Arts Brooklyn this month, and is now in store! Each issue of the series pairs two contemporary artists to collaboratively create abstract landscapes or environments. Here Regé and Smyth conjure a bright, explosive world composed of drips, folds, lumps, staircases, protrusions, and geological formations that morph into bodies, or vice versa.

The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip
by George Saunders, illustrated by Lane Smith

Renowned short story master Saunders teams up with beloved illustrator Lane Smith to produce a profound, funny fable that will appeal to both children and adults. Young Capable is beset by the terrible gappers, who attach themselves to her village's goats, and have suddenly chosen to plague only hers. The resulting story explores universal themes of community and kindness.


by Oliver Sacks

The last set of essays by the late neurologist, naturalist and writer, in which he contemplates his life and comes to terms with his own death. Honest and eloquent, as his writing has always been.


by Jeremy Sorese

Sorese's debut, published by Nobrow, is a gorgeous, sweeping graphic tale set in the robot-heavy future. Despite the technological developments, the universal struggles of love and relating remain. Avery, a young waiter on a cruise ship, obsesses over a failed relationship with feckless sailor Christopher.

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly links:

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also at Largehearted Boy:

other Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week

Online "Best Books of 2015" Year-end Lists

Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly new comics and graphic novel highlights)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
musician/author interviews
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)

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