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Marie Anne Lacaille would have said she was an ordinary woman, but to her granddaughter and her family, she was an inspiration, the source of her family's strength, and an incredible cook. The Work of Her Hands: A Prairie Woman's Life in Remembrances and Recipes is effort to capture her grandmother's stories. From her move to Saskatchewan from Quebec in the early 1900s, to raising a family through the '30s, Marie Anne Lacaille lived her life with style, humour and an ability to create spectacular meals. This work features many historic photos and a recipe index. Join as she launches The Work of Her Hands on Thursday, September 16 at McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park in Winnipeg at 7:00 and on Tuesday, September 28 at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Saskatoon at 7:30.
In Extraordinary Canadians - Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont, focuses on two warriors in an earlier battle for recognition of Aboriginal integrity: one a messianic Métis as much concerned with God as with protecting his people, the other a canny military strategist.
As the Extraordinary Canadians editor, vision for the series and passion for Canada have made the books an unprecedented success. His own volume, Extraordinary Canadians - Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin shines a light on two men - polar opposites in temperament - united behind a set of principles and programs that formed modern Canada.
The judges of the World Fantasy Awards have released the shortlists for the 2010 awards. This year's nominees for best novel include:
A complete list of nominees in all categories may be found here.Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy, Horror
For only the third time, the Hugo Award for Best Novel was awarded to two books: The City & The City and 's The Windup Girl. Both books have been dominating science fiction and fantasy awards lists all year. This year's winners join good company, 1993's shared best novel went to 's A Fire Upon the Deep and 's Doomsday Book and in 1966, 's Dune and 's ... And Call Me Conrad also deadlocked the voters.'s
The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer went to Rosemary and Rue., author of
A complete list of this year's winners in all categories may be found here.Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy
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