Qwiklit.com has recently posted a list of novels that have "earned their eminence and moved a generation some believed was devoid of literacy." The titles are all amazing, award-winning books, and each certainly deserves to be called a modern classic.
While all of the titles can be considered modern classics, some of us booksellers at McNally Robinson can't help but wonder if there aren't other works by the same authors that would better fit the list.Categories: Discussions, buzz, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Book Lists
We are proud to announce that the Self-Published Book of the Month for March is Route 66: The Last Mile by Mike Clarke.
"Thirty plus years later, Todd Stiles and Buzz Murdoch are compelled, for reasons they don't understand, to complete their trip."
Route 66: The Last Mile is a thrilling novel about two men who return to an adventure that was never finished. Their story takes place on the infamous Route 66 across America, and protagonists Todd Stiles and Buzz Murdoch are determined to travel the legendary highway all the way to the end to see their dream fulfilled.Categories: buzz, Winnipeg, EBM
Today marks the 127th anniversary of the birth of German-American architect Mies van der Rohe (Mies), the last director of the Bauhaus.
To celebrate, why not pick up a copy of the recent publication Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies: Lafayette Park Detroit? The charm of this book is in the fact that it doesn't focus specifically on Ludwig Hiberseimer's planning, Mies' architecture, nor Alfred Caldwell's landscape design of Lafayette Park in Detroit. Instead authors Danielle Aubert, Lana Cavar, and Natasha Chandani take a humanistic approach offering a collection of essays and interviews of the people who live there.
'Mies viewed architecture as embodying multiple levels of value, extending from the entirely functional to the realm of pure art. He also believed, through his interpretation of history, that the aim of architecture is to truly represent its epoch, and that the architect must search out and articulate the significance of the time.' (IIT College of Architecture)Categories: buzz, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
Sad news around the world as legendary Nigerian author Chinua Achebe passed away Thursday, March 21st. Achebe was 82 years old, and according to his agent died following a short illness.
Achebe was a revolutionary and prolific author, having penned dozens of stories, essays, and several novels. He is most well known for his magnus opum, Things Fall Apart, which has been translated into 50 languages and has sold over 8 million copies worldwide. The novel, the first in a trilogy that includes the titles No Longer at Ease and Arrow of God, was originally published in 1958 and is considered to be the archetypal modern African novel.Categories: buzz, Authors
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