"It's important to get somehow into the mind and make it move somewhere it has never moved before."
"Some years ago I wrote a book about a boy named Geryon who was red and had wings and fell in love with Herakles. Recently I began to wonder what happened to them in later life. Red Doc> continues their adventures in a very different style and with changed names. To live past the end of your myth is a perilous thing."
- Anne Carson
A literary event: a follow-up to the internationally acclaimed poetry bestseller Autobiography of Red ("Amazing" - Alice Munro) that takes its mythic boy-hero into the twenty-first century to tell a story all its own of love, loss, and the power of memory.Categories: Poetry, Staff Pick, Authors, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases
I've been waiting for A Turn of Light to release since mentioned it in her McNally Robinson interview in 2008. After over a dozen science fiction novels, Czerneda is trying her hand at fantasy. I had the pleasure of hearing the author read from her fantasy debut at the World Fantasy Convention held in Toronto last year, and it only whet my appetite for more.
Enjoy a taste of A Turn of Light:
By night, Marrowdell posted sentries. Massive toads lined the road. Their eyes were perfect disks of moonlight, like so many silver coins tossed in his path. They weren't toads. Or rather they were something else as well. Like the road, silvered by moonlight also had an amber hue, and the sky, which was mostly dark and star-filled but was also shot through with vivid colours for which he needed names. When he looked closely, the toads' loose folds of skin became coats of fine mail and their warts, rich gems. No idle gauds, he judged those, but medals of some kind. Accomplished toads. He hoped for their favourable opinion.
You can read the first chapter on Julie's website.Categories: Staff Pick, SciFi & Fantasy, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Book of the Day
Felicite Warner passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012. Our deepest condolences go out to her family . She will be very much missed by them and by those of us who were fortunate enough to know and work with her.
There are countless children (and adults) in Winnipeg who owe their love of reading to "bookseller extraordinaire" Felicité Warner. For years Fel recommended the best of books to countless young people, as well as the parents and grandparents shopping on their behalf.Categories: Staff Pick, Winnipeg
If there's one thing that brings us together at McNally Robinson, it's the love of books. We know the only thing more satisfying than reading our favourite books is sharing our favourite books with friends. McNally Robinson is all about sharing the love, and we've got plenty to talk about.
Our team of amazing booksellers have hand-picked a list of our favourite books. An intrepid few have stepped up to tell us about their choices, and what makes these books so special. Read on for personal recommendations from the staff at McNally Robinson Booksellers.Categories: Reviews, Staff Pick, Winnipeg
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