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Our Books of the Season Catalogue for 2011 is now available online

by Chris Hall - Monday, Nov 14, 2011 at 5:08pm

Our Books of the Season Catalogue for 2011 is now available online. Please browse through it for gift ideas for everyone on your list. And take note of the illustrations taken this year from the work of children's author Oliver Jeffers.

Click here to view the catalogue.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Event News

The September/October Bookseller is now online.

by D - Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 at 3:54pm








The September/October issue of our newsletter The Bookseller is now available online. The Bookseller is a worthy read for all book lovers. It also highlights events taking place at our Winnipeg, and Saskatoon stores.

Click here to view The Bookseller, Winnipeg
Click here to view The Bookseller, Saskatoon.

Categories: Saskatoon

The July / August Bookseller is now online.

by D - Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011 at 11:24am








The July / August issue of our newsletter The Bookseller is now available online. The Bookseller is a worthy read for all book lovers. It also highlights events taking place at our Winnipeg, and Saskatoon stores.
Click here to view The Bookseller, Winnipeg
Click here to view The Bookseller, Saskatoon.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Event News

May / June Bookseller is online.

by D - Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 12:46pm








The May / June issue of our newsletter The Bookseller is now available online. The Bookseller is a worthy read for all book lovers. It also highlights events taking place at our Winnipeg, and Saskatoon stores.
Click here to view The Bookseller, Winnipeg as a Pageflip.
Click here to view The Bookseller, Saskatoon as a Pageflip.

To see individual stories please follow their link. More stories will be added over the coming days.
Macabre Fiction: Winnipeg's Susie Moloney is Back.
The Great Lakes of the Prairies.
Canada's Fault: Living on the Ring of Fire
Defining Moments in Canadian History
David Foster Wallace's Last Great Unfinished Novel
Inspire a Graduate
A Quintet of Fiction Notables
Dads Can Be Sweet and Dads Can Be Sour.
May Author of the Month is Elizabeth Hay
The City Solution

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg

A New Novel by Miriam Toews: Irma Voth

by D - Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011 at 11:33am

Since the publication of her first novel, Summer of My Amazing Luck (Turnstone Press) in 1996, Miriam Toews has earned a reputation of writing some of the funniest books about some of the unfunniest subjects in contemporary literature: young women struggling as single parents, depression, family estrangement, abandonment, mental illness. In an interview that appeared in the September 2008 issue of Quill & Quire, she summed up one of the underlying attitudes that she brings to her work, "Life is funny and life is sad. Life is comic and life is tragic. It's a breeze and it's hell. It?s all of those things at once."

Toews' unique charm has fuelled an intense love affair with readers and critics alike. After the publication of Summer of my Amazing Luck, her work (which includes A Boy of Good Breeding, 1998; Swing Low, 2000; A Complicated Kindness, 2004; The Flying Troutmans, 2008) has consistently topped bestseller lists around the world and has won numerous awards, including The Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, The Rogers Writer's Trust Award for Fiction, The McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award, and the Canada Reads competition.

Toews grew up Mennonite in rural Manitoba. Collisions between a fervent religion and the sentiments of its more imaginative youth form themes that run through much of Toews' fiction.

In her new novel, Irma Voth (Hardcover. $29.95), Toews continues to explore these themes through the stifling, reclusive life of a nineteen-year-old young woman. Recently married and soon deserted, Irma finds her life is turned on its head when a film crew moves in to make a movie about her strict religious community. She is drawn to the creative passion and warmth of the film crew's world but her domineering father is determined to keep her from it. The confrontation between them sets her on an irrevocable path towards something that feels like freedom (it's complicated) as she and her young sister, Aggie, wise beyond her teenage years, flee to the big city, upheld only by their love for each other and their smart wit. (Knopf. April)

Although she now lives in Toronto, we still think of Miriam as our own. You can give her a big welcome back at the launch of Irma Voth at our Grant Park store on Sunday, May 1 at 2:30 pm, 2011.

Categories: Reviews, Winnipeg, Event News
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