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September 18, 2019

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - September 18, 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.


Drawing Power

Drawing Power edited by Diane Noomin

A massive undertaking that collects dozens of comics dealing with women’s stories of sexual violence and harassment, Drawing Power brings together the work of big names and store favourites like PowerPaola, Ebony Flowers, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, MariNaomi, Liana Finck, Emil Ferris, and many, many more. The stories, illustration styles, and artists may all be different, but there is a resilience and desire for survival that undeniably unites every voice in this fantastic collection.


Rat Time

Rat Time by Keiler Roberts

Next up after Roberts’s beautiful Sunburning and Chlorine Gardens comes Rat Time, the newest addition to her annual diary comics. This time, Roberts focuses her keen eye and sharp wit on the rats she buys for her daughter, as much a distraction from her own recent MS diagnosis as an addition to the family. Finding, as always, the beauty and the jokes in the small moments, Roberts doesn’t disappoint with another collection full of warmth, wisdom, and wicked humour.


Empire of Wild

Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline

A hungover morning in a small Ontarian town is turned upside down for the heartbroken Joan, who suddenly recognizes in the charismatic preacher Reverend Eugene Wolff her lost husband Victor. Inspired by the Métis Rogarou fable, Dimaline follows up her wildly successful YA novel The Marrow Thieves with an eerie, propulsive tale of recaptured love.


On Fire

On Fire by Naomi Klein

Between This Changes Everything and No is Not Enough, Klein has an instinct for seizing hold of our world’s most pressing issues and refusing to let go. In this newest offering she turns to the Green New Deal and the need for a practical framework that allows for a politically viable, just, and sustainable path forward. With her signature clear, incisive and uncompromising style, everything Klein writes becomes necessary reading.


Coventry

Coventry by Rachel Cusk

Though it’s for her fiction that Cusk has become a household name, the arrival of her newest essay collection establishes her as a multifaceted talent, a writer dedicated to bringing out the fearless intricacies of topics as wide-ranging as motherhood, art, and D.H. Lawrence. With powerful insight, Cusk has put together an assemblage of writing that Harper’s Magazine is calling an “object lesson in rigor, elegance, and fury.”


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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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