August 5, 2016
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.
In the streets of Philly, hip hop and rap are classics of the mid eighties. Award-winning series, Hip Hop Family Tree is back with its fourth volume! This is the birthplace of breakdancing, mixtapes,turntables and Hollywood can't help but take notice! New rappers Run DMC, LLCool J, Russell Simmons, and a seventeen year old Will Smith all emerge from the mid eighties!
I’m Supposed to Protect you From All This
by Nadja Spiegelman
Daughter of comics pioneers, Francoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman, Nadja Spiegelman unravels her family fictions. This tender memoir looks at the relationship of mothers and daughters. Spiegelman investigates her own memory to make sense of the maternal wonders. Familial love is intricate, but Spiegelman helps contrast recollections of what each generation recalls.
The Fire this Time
by Jesmyn Ward
Ward invites prominent black writers like Claudia Rankine, Jericho Brown and Daniel José Older to contribute to her essay collection - an homage to James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time. Is there such a thing as a post-racial society in America? The Fire This Time takes a difficult look at the future of black lives in America, and continues Baldwin’s important work because his words still resonate today.
by Corinne Maier
A new installment in Maier and Simon’s series of beautifully illustrated biographies of thinkers who have shaped modern life. This tome captures the complexity of Einstein’s mythical status, known to many as the genius who discovered the theory of relativity, as it chronicles his grand achievements alongside the fallible day-to-day moments which humanize him. . .
by Margaret Wappler
Margaret Wappler’s debut novel is an alternative history set in suburban Chicago in the summer of ‘94. Everything remains mostly unchanged - Forrest Gump is playing in theatres, Kurt Cobain has just died - except for the aliens that are starting to appear. When a spaceship lands in the Allen family’s backyard they must endure uncomfortable observation by a private company hired to facilitate the situation as well as their own fears and growing paranoia about the possible effects of alien exposure.
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Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly new comics and graphic novel highlights)
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Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
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