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February 6, 2019

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - February 6, 2019

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.

Black Leopard Red Wolf

Black Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon James

Marlon James highly anticipated science fiction debut is here! The first installment in the Dark Star trilogy, Black Leopard Red Wolf does not disappoint. The Dantesque epic leads readers on a journey through realms with anthropomorphized animals, mystery, and danger. James’ writing spins, with the focus constantly shifting throughout the story. We are very excited to be hosting James on March 5th to launch this book! Tickets on sale now.

Off Season

Off Season by James Sturm

James Sturm’s latest graphic novel opens with devastating victory of Donald Trump during the American 2016 election. The story follows a father, a fervent democrat turned completely disillusioned, and his family, portraying the emotional aftermath of a political debacle. Sturm depicts the political and personal crises of the book with masterfully drawn and illustrative narration.

On the Come Up

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Although the story is geared towards teens, On the Come Up is a gripping and thoroughly enjoyable for all readers aged 15 and above. As an ode to Hip Hop, it’s a book about growing up Black in an unjust world. The book opens with a disillusioned student in class, dreaming of bigger things.


Figuring by Maria Popova

In her new book, Maria Popova of Brain Pickings fame weaves through narratives of various historical figures, mostly women and mostly queer. The book is history set to staccato melody: the writing and characters come alive and feel so current, even when the prose delve into the interconnectedness of various artists, journalists and historical figures. Scientific concepts, philosophy, music, feminism, and what gave rise to the environmental movement are just a few of the themes explored. Throughout, Popova meditates on the impossible question of whether achievement and acclaim bring happiness or not.

The Hundred Wells of Salaga

The Hundred Wells of Salaga by Ayesha Harruna Attah

Set in 19th century Ghana and based on a true story, The Hundred Wells of Salaga is a coming of age novel. It presents the scope of slavery, and how it devastated vast swaths of Ghana and beyond. The narrative centers on the experiences of Aminah and Wurche, two women who come together under in circumstances beyond their control.

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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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