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November 29, 2018

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - November 29th, 2018

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.


Milkman by Anna Burns

Winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize, Milkman is a gossip-filled, danger-sensing, enigmatic novel set in Northern Ireland. If the rest of the novel is anything like the first line, we’re in for something special - “The day Somebody McSomebody put a gun to my breast and called me a cat and threatened to shoot me was the same day the milkman died.” Hooked.

Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse

Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse by Frédéric Morin, David McMillan and Meredith Erickson

Another solid cookbook from one of Montreal’s most well-regarded restaurants - no. 3 in Canada according to a nationwide best-of list, no big deal. Referred to as the “rogue princess of Canadian cuisine and hospitality” by the late Anthony Bourdain, the Joe Beef restaurants exemplify an unpretentious approach to food as shown in the over 150 recipes compiled here anticipating the coming world’s end.

A Matter of Taste

A Matter of Taste by Rebecca Tucker

The newest installment in Coach House Books’ Exploded Views series questions the concept of organic farming culture as the be-all end-all of sustainable food production. What do we mean when we say “good food” and how can we to go forward providing good food globally and affordably when we’ve exploited the traditional means?

Talking Back to the Indian Act

Talking Back to the Indian Act by Mary-Ellen Kelm and Keith D. Smith

This book takes a detailed look at the Indian Act - legislation that has profoundly shaped the Canadian government’s relationship with Indigenous peoples and communities. Offering readers tools to engage with the historical document in a thoughtful and critical way, the authors demonstrate a deeply informed close reading that makes the veiled, multi-layered text all the more accessible and comprehensible.



Leaving impressions of the ghostly and the spectral, the latest issue of Granta is an eerie punch-to-the-gut. It includes writings from Anne Carson, Sheila Heti, Amos Oz, Eugene Lim, Andre Aciman, Jana Prikryl, and more, ensuring that you’ll be in good hands from beginning to end.

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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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