Cendrine Marrouat -- Night Table Recommendations

by McNally Robinson - Tuesday, Dec 21, 2010 at 10:12am

People have often asked me why I chose to write spiritual poetry. This is what I always tell them: "Poetry is the language of the soul. It is also the only art form that can be used to tackle any topic, even those that we would find difficult to talk about." As a writer, I want to challenge my readers to think differently, to look at themselves in Life's mirror. I want them to re-connect with their inner child in order to experience growth and well-being.

As a reader, I expect nothing less. All the books that I have read have helped me to understand myself. In the list below, you will find the four books that have literally changed my life. The fifth one is a recent discovery that I also recommend warmly.

Categories: Reviews, Poetry, Authors


Our Winnipeg Bestseller's Last Week

by D - Monday, Dec 20, 2010 at 9:38am

With five shopping days until Christmas, here is a list of our Winnipeg bestsellers for last week. For the complete list click the link on the right.

Hardcover Fiction
Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen
Hardcover Non-Fiction
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth, by Jon Stewart
Paperback Fiction
Sentimentalists, by Johanna Skibsrud
Paperback Non-Fiction
At The Forks Mennonites In Winnipeg, by Leo Driedger
Mass Market
U Is For Undertow by Sue Grafton

Categories: Winnipeg

Carol Shields' daughter Anne Giardini talks about Unless

by D - Friday, Dec 17, 2010 at 9:22am

As part of CBC's Canada Reads, Carol Shields' daughter Anne Giardini talks about her mother's novel Unless. This year the Canada Reads hour-long debates will air on CBC Radio One on February 7, 8 and 9 at 11 a.m. and again at 8 p.m.

The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson

by D - Thursday, Dec 16, 2010 at 11:33am

$19.00 Add to Cart

The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson is the Winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Howard Jacobson lives in London and is the author of eight previous novels and four works of non-fiction. He won the Everyman Wodehouse Award for comic writing in 1999 for The Mighty Walzer.

The Finkler Question is one of the books being read by one of our book clubs at the moment. We host several great book clubs. If you're interested in joining a book club, in Winnipeg please email John at events@grant.mcnallyrobinson.ca. In Saskatoon please email Nicole at events@saskatoon.mcnallyrobinson.ca

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Emma Donoghue's Room

by D - Wednesday, Dec 15, 2010 at 12:21pm

Here is the trailer for Emma Donoghue's Room, winner of the 2010 Rogers Writers' Trust Award for Fiction, shortlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize, and shortlisted for the 2010 Governor General's Award.

Categories: Authors, Fun
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