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September 1, 2016

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - September 1, 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.

Miss U.S. of Heya

Miss U.S. of Heya
by Menorah Horwitz

Menorah Horwitz’s slim volume out on Floating World Comics takes you behind the scenes of the most outrageous beauty pageant where queens compete to be unforgettable. Colored pencil and marker drawings collaged with archival photos of antique catalogues capture the girls at their best and worst. Though these contestants may not be good role models, they are fierce and fabulous!

How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less

How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less
by Sarah Glidden

A new edition of Glidden’s award-winning memoir recounting her time spent in Israel. As a progressive Jewish-American twentysomething, she signs up for a Birthright tour to support her strong opinions, but soon finds that confronting Israel-Palesine relations head-on is more complicated than she anticipated.

The Best Kind of People

The Best Kind of People
by Zoe Whittall

Fast-rising Montreal author Zoe Whittall lobs a bomb into the contemporary conversation around sexual assault wit this tough yet elegant novel about an affable teacher and beloved husband and father who is arrested for sexual impropriety at a prestigious prep school. With exquisite emotional precision, Whittall explores issues of loyalty, truth, and the meaning of happiness through the lens of an all-American family on the brink of collapse.

Lucy & Andy Neanderthal

Lucy & Andy Neanderthal
by Jeffrey Brown

From the bestselling author of the Jedi Academy series (and, before that, Clumsy and various books about the cuteness of cats) comes another youth-oriented romp, this time set in the stone age rather than a galaxy far, far away. The laugh-out-loud adventure features Lucy and her goofball brother Andy, as the Paleo pair take on a wandering baby sibling, bossy teens, cave paintings, and a mammoth hunt.

Dear Data

Dear Data
by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec

From the ever-impressive Princeton Architectural Press comes this fascinating book of illustrations chronicling the year-long correspondence between two designers, who traded postcards capturing the minute details of their lives with quirky graphic inventions.Their drawings depict the answers to questions such as: How often did you check the time this week? What music did you listen to? How do you write (or read) a to-do list?

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other Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week

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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