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2011 Orange Prize Shortlist

by D - Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 at 3:33pm

The Orange Prize for Fiction, an annual UK book prize that celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women's writing has announced it's 2011 shortlist. The winner will be announced June 8th.

Kathleen Winter, Annabel.
Emma Donoghue, Room.
Aminatta Forna, The Memory of Love.
Emma Henderson, Grace Williams Says it Loud.
Nicole Krauss, Great House.
Téa Obreht, The Tiger's Wife.

Categories: Awards

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April Gardening Thoughts

by D - Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 at 10:21am

April Gardening Thoughts

Molly Peacock says of Merilyn Simonds new book A New Leaf, "Two green thumbs up for Merilyn Simonds. Simonds reminds us that our contact with each garden bed (she has twenty-six, one for each letter of the alphabet!) lets us touch yet another aspect of our selves. A New Leaf is a by-your-bedside companion, composed to seed our dreams. - Molly Peacock, author of The Paper Garden.

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And the Winners Are...

by Nicole Berard - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 at 5:17pm

McNally Robinson Booksellers - Saskatoon has picked the winners of their Mysterious Happenings Mystery Writing Contest and the Winners are:

First: "Frostbite and the Mystery of the Missing Painting" by Hailey Weber of St. Matthew School

Second: "Emma Undercover" by Jessica Lemke of Holliston School.

Third: "The Mysterious Note" by Sarah Kiesman of St. Matthew School

Honorable Mentions Go To:

"The Handkerchief Hacker" by Hope Charney of St. Luke School and

"Family Matters by Paris Houlden of Holliston School.

All of the winners will be awarded their prizes at McNally Robinson on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:00 pm in the Art Alcove. Some of the winners will also be reading their entries!

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon

Book of the Day, Tina Fey's Bossypants

by D - Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 at 10:32am

Book of the Day, Tina Fey's Bossypants.

Bossypants offers hilarious insights into navigating the gender politics of show business. Fey's strategy for dealing with everything from entrenched discrimination to garden-variety chauvinism is to write a joke, a better joke than the other people in the room. Fey's proves that responding to a situation with humor, as opposed to, say, dead-serious self-righteousness, is a rhetorically effective way to get your point across, and makes great TV.

Our events this week in our Winnipeg store.

by D - Monday, Apr 11, 2011 at 11:25am

Keycon Orientation Evening, Monday April 11, 7:00 pm.
Jill Brooks, Small Works Gallery Opening showing Light/Lumière, Monday, April 11, 7:30 pm.
Armin Wiebe launching The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz, Tuesday April 12, 8:00 pm.
The Art of Jazz with Owen Clark featuring Michelle Grégoire, Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 pm.
Jim Silver launching Good Places to Live Poverty and Public Housing in Canada, Wednesday, April 13, 8:00 pm.
Carmelo Militano launching Weather Reports, Thursday, April 14, 7:00 pm.
Dorene Meyer launching A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider: Words to Stimulate the Mind and Delight the Spirit, Thursday, April 14, 7:30 pm.
Steve Burgess with Bob Armstrong launching Who Killed Mom? A Delinquent Son's Meditation on Family, Mortality, and Very Tacky Candles Thursday, April 14, 8:00 pm.
Lois Gillespie Free Live Music in Prairie Ink Restaurant + Bakery, Folk music, Friday, April 15, 8:00 pm.
Johanna Skibsrud reading and signing The Sentimentalists, This event is co-presented by THIN AIR, Winnipeg's International Writers Festival. THIN AIR Director Charlene Diehl will be hosting. Saturday, April 16, 2:00 pm.
Marguerite's Ride Free Live Music in Prairie Ink Restaurant + Bakery, Jazz & Folk, Saturday, April 16, 8:00 pm.
Laurence Rutt launching Distant Thunder, Sunday, April 17, 2:00 pm.
Beatriz Girardin signing Healing Words for Loving Hearts, Sunday, April 17, 2:00 pm.

Categories: Winnipeg, Event News
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