Ruth Moody Live, Tuesday December 7, 8:00pm.

by D - Friday, Dec 03, 2010 at 10:58am

Ruth Moody is a Juno Award winning songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Founding member of the internationally renowned, Billboard-charting trio The Wailin' Jennys and former lead singer of the Canadian roots band Scruj MacDuhk (the band that would later become The Duhks), she has performed in sold-out venues around the world, made numerous critically-acclaimed albums, and has appeared more than a dozen times on the national radio show A Prairie Home Companion. Ruth has recently released her first full-length solo album, The Garden.This performance is free, but reservations are strongly recommended. Please call Prairie Ink Restaurant at 975-2659 for more information or to book a table.

Categories: Winnipeg

The New York Times 10 best books of 2010

by D - Friday, Dec 03, 2010 at 10:04am

The New York Times 10 best books of 2010
Fiction
Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen.
The New Yorker Stories, by Ann Beattie.
Room, by Emma Donoghue.
Selected Stories, by William Trevor.
A Visit from The Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan.
Non-Fiction
Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet, by Jennifer Homans.
Cleopatra: A Life, by Stacy Schiff.
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, by Siddhartha Mukherjee.
Finishing the Hat: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) With Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes, by Stephen Sondheim.
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America?s Great Migration, by Isabel Wilkerson.

Categories: Awards

Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler

by Chadwick Ginther - Thursday, Dec 02, 2010 at 11:16am

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Lisabeth Lewis never meant to become Famine.

When an anorexic seventeen-year-old is given the power of one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, she must face the terrible consequences of her power and the disease that threatens her life.

Categories: Reviews, Staff Pick, SciFi & Fantasy

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The 18th annual Saskatchewan Book Awards

by D - Wednesday, Dec 01, 2010 at 9:57am

The 18th annual Saskatchewan Book Awards were held in Regina on Saturday. The winners were as follows:

Book of the year:
David Carpenter, A Hunter's Confession

Fiction:
Sandra Birdsell, Waiting for Joe

Non-fiction:
Alexandra Popoff, Sophia Tolstoy: A Biography

Regina bookaward:
Dianne Warren, Cool Water

Saskatoon bookaward:
Alexandra Popoff, Sophia Tolstoy: A Biography

Young adult literature award:
Arthur Slade, The Dark Deeps: The Hunchback Assignment II

First book award:
Amy Jo Ehman, Prairie Feast: A Writer's Journey Home for Dinner

Award for poetry:
Dave Margoshes, Dimensions of an Orchard

First Peoples' writing award:
Jo-Ann Episkenew, Taking Back Our Spirits: Indigenous Literature, Public Policy and Healing

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon

This Week at McNally Robinson Winnipeg

by D - Monday, Nov 29, 2010 at 10:22am

Barbara Ann Derksen signing Scruffles Finds a Home, Monday Nov 29, 4:30 pm.
Café Scientifique presents a special Osteoperosis Month talk: Keeping Your Skeleton Healthy. Monday Nov 29, 7:00 pm.
Michele Genest presenting The Boreal Gourmet: Adventures in Northern Cooking, Monday Nov 29, 7:30 pm.
Philippe Erhard launching Being: A Hiking Guide Through Life from Frenzy to Serenity, Tuesday Nov 30, 7:00 pm.
Merv Michalyshen presenting Above The Rest: Power, Sex and Sexuality In The Catholic Church, Tuesday Nov 30, 7:30 pm.
Colleen Sydor launching The McGillicuddy Book of Personal Records, Tuesday Nov 30, 8:00 pm.
Long Term & Continuing Care Association of Manitoba present Celebrating the Spirit of Manitoba Seniors 2011 Calendar launch, Wednesday Dec 1, 11:30 am.
Doris Benson signing Roots Run Deep in Hecla, Wednesday Dec 1, 4:00 pm.
Sonja Crawford launching The Soul of Sarna: Book II: The Council, Thursday Dec 2, 7:00 pm.
Joan-Dianne Smith launching Christmas Chaos: Twenty Five Original Stories About Christmas Gone Awry, Thursday Dec 2, 7:30 pm.
Roland Penner and Norm Larsen signing Tales from the Underworld and Other Stories, Saturday Dec 4, 10:30 am.
Sally Gilchrest-Unrau signing Sam's Weird Afternoon, Saturday Dec 4, 1:00 pm.
Community Vibes Theatre Preview A staged reading and discussion of Not An Interview written and directed by MDLULI, Saturday Dec 4, 2:00 pm.
Roswitha Scharf-Dessureault signing Roswitha: Memories of a Life?s Journey, Sunday Dec 5, 1:00 pm.
Brigitte Cinq-Mars launching, My Naked Self Sunday Dec 5, 2:00 pm.

Categories: Winnipeg, Event News
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