David Grann and The Lost City of Z

by D - Thursday, Aug 19, 2010 at 3:53pm

In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called The Lost City of Z. In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett's quest for Z and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.

Jacquelyne Luce event is at 7:00

by D - Wednesday, Aug 18, 2010 at 11:19am

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The time of Jacquelyne Luce's appearance was printed incorrectly in the Winnipeg Free Press on Saturday August 14.  The reading and signing of Beyond Expectation: Lesbian/Bi/Queer Women and Assisted Conception will take place at 7:00 pm on Thursday August 19th in the Travel Alcove at McNally Robinson Booksellers Winnipeg.

Julie Kirkpatrick -- Night Table Recommendations

by McNally Robinson - Tuesday, Aug 17, 2010 at 9:58am

I love books, and I live with a book designer who also loves books so our rambling old house is full to the brim. It was fun to look on the bedside table and see the mish-mash piled there - to look at it simply for what it is, rather than thinking of how messy it looks. Almost as interesting an exercise would be to look through the bookshelf in the kitchen which is supposed to hold only the cookbooks. My favorite cookbook is Wild Plums in Brandy by Sylvia Boorman (McGraw Hill, 1962) which contains many odd recipes, including one for porcupine baked in clay, and was beautifully illustrated by Boorman's husband. Beside Wild Plums in Brandy, in the kitchen, is The Spectacle of the Scaffold by Michel Foucault (Penguin, 1977).

But I wasn't asked about the cookbook shelf, and so here is a sampling from what is on the bedside table:

Categories: Reviews, Discussions, Authors, Winnipeg


Russell Peters on his Memoir

by D - Monday, Aug 16, 2010 at 9:41am

Canadian comedian Russell Peters talks about why he decided to write a memoir.

Breakfast Television Bookclub

by D - Thursday, Aug 12, 2010 at 10:53am

Citytv's Breakfast Television and McNally Robinson Booksellers are pleased to continue their joint BT Book Club. The first Book Club selection, announced Thursday, July 1st on Breakfast Television, was Daria Salamon's The Prairie Bridesmaid. The second selection, announced Monday, August 9th on Breakfast Television, is Shilpi Somaya Gowda's The Secret Daughter.

To join in the conversation and share your opinion on the book, send your feedback to citysays@btwinnipeg.ca. Read Breakfast Television host Jenna Khan's initial thoughts here.


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