We are proud to announce that the Self-Published Book of the Month for April is Emily-Anne and the Walking Stick by Muriel J. Lukovich.
"Emily-Anne is a child of the forest whose world is suddenly changed by encroaching development and the fury of nature. She finds comfort from an ancient walking stick found on the shore which transports her back in time to a people who lived in peace and harmony with the land."
More on Emily-Anne after the jump...Categories: Winnipeg, EBM, Espresso Book Machine
The four finalists in the National Business Book Award for 2013 were announced earlier this week. From the official website of the award:
This year's book submissions demonstrated Canada's talent in top-quality business writers. An independent jury evaluates eligible nominations based on five key criteria including originality, relevance, excellence of writing, thoroughness of research and depth of analysis.
Here are this year's finalists:
We're always brewing up fresh and flavourful literature with our Espresso Book Machine.
This month we've got a small but tasty batch of new fiction, including Cowboys of the delta by Richard Elendu and At the Gates of Walhalla by Justen Forge, as well as a new edition of a previously released title, Gone Today, Here Tomorrow by Gerry Letourneau.
These books were published and printed in-store at McNally Robinson Grant Park, and as part of our consignment program they can be found on our shelves as well as our website. Visit our EBM Bookshelf to see a complete listing of all self-published books printed and sold at McNally Robinson.
If you want to learn more about the Espresso Book Machine and our Self-Publishing services, then please visit our section of the website.Categories: Winnipeg, EBM, Espresso Book Machine
James Salter is truly a writer's writer. People don't talk about his stories as much as they talk about how he writes them. But it would be a shame if only writers read Salter because the depths he reaches with a misleadingly simple style should be experienced more widely. I can recommend you start with any of his novels that sounds appealing to you whether that be A Sport and A Pastime, about a love affair in 1960's France, or Light Years, a portrait of a marriage of privilege in which Salter first exposes the fine cracks in it that later turn into flaws that are beyond repair.
Or you could start with Salter's latest novel, All That Is. In this work, Philip Bowman returns to America from his experiences as a young naval officer in battles off Okinawa and finds a position as a book editor. It is a time when publishing is still largely a private affair--a scattered family of small houses here and in Europe--a time of gatherings in fabled apartments and conversations that continue long into the night. In this world of dinners, deals, and literary careers, Bowman finds that he fits in perfectly. But despite his success, what eludes him is love. His first marriage goes bad, another fails to happen, and finally he meets a woman who enthralls him--before setting him on a course he could never have imagined for himself.
Romantic and haunting, All That Is explores a life unfolding in a world on the brink of change. It is a dazzling, sometimes devastating labyrinth of love and ambition, a fiercely intimate account of the great shocks and grand pleasures of being alive.Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases, Literature, Book of the Day
Mary Roach has been a favourite since she arrived on the scene with Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Questions of what she would do for an encore were silenced by her subsequent books, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, and Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void.
Now Roach is back with a brand new release and the alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of -- or has the courage to ask. We go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. With Roach at our side, we travel the world, meeting murderers and mad scientists, Eskimos and exorcists (who have occasionally administered holy water rectally), rabbis and terrorists -- who, it turns out, for practical reasons do not conceal bombs in their digestive tracts.Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases, Book of the Day
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