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New Releases of the week (Sept. 13-20)

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 at 8:27pm

Yet another week has flown by, and with it has come a flurry of new releases. Here are some of the new items we've received in the past seven days:

Books: Fiction

-> Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon (Literature)
-> The Wittenbergs by Sarah Klassen (Prairie Literature)
-> The Son of a Certain Woman by Wayne Johnston (Literature)
-> Almost English by Charlotte Mendelson (Literature)
-> Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (Literature)
-> Stones by Dennis Cooley (Prairie Poetry)
-> Dexter's Final Cut by Jeff Lindsay (Mystery)
-> Police by Jo Nesbo (Mystery)
-> Thankless in Death by J.D. Robb (Mystery)
-> The Hydrogen Sonata by Iain M. Banks (Sci-Fi)
-> Previously Feared Darkness by Robert Priest (Canadian Poetry)

Books: Non-Fiction

-> Time Now For the Vinyl Cafe Story Exchange by Stuart McLean (Humour) - 30% off
-> Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Dare to Look! (Reference) - 30% off
-> Red Green's Beginner's Guide to Women by Steve Smith (Canadian Humour)
-> Rain on a Distant Roof by Vanessa Farnsworth (Health/Biography)
-> Marie Curie and Her Daughters by Shelley Emling (Science/Biography)
-> Creating Space by Verna J. Kirkness (Aboriginal Interest)
-> Blue Future by Maude Barlow (Environmental Issues)
-> Oil and Honey by Bill McKibben (Environmental Issues)
-> Breakthrough by Janet Bray Attwood (Psychology)
-> Inner City Renovation by Marty Donkervoort (Regional Interest)
-> Geography of Blood by Candace Savage (Regional Interest/Aboriginal Interest) - now in paperback
-> Command and Control by Eric Schlosser (Issues & Politics)
-> The Kind of Life It's Been by Lloyd Robertson (Canadian/Celebrity Autobiography) - now in paperback
-> Shopping for Votes by Susan Delacourt (Canadian Issues & Politics)
-> Tracks by Genni Gunn (Armchair Travel)


-> Get Happy by Pink Martini (Jazz)
-> Cello Sonatas: Jalbert Djokic by Chopin Rachmaninov (Classical)
-> The Last Ship by Sting (Rock) -> Also available in a Deluxe 2CD set

Order any of the products above here on our website, or contact your nearest McNally Robinson bookstore to check availability. If we have the item in-store, we can put it on hold for you.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases

Our Sounds: New album releases

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013 at 11:48am

> Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
Marked by a melodic immediacy, a loving embrace of the big rock gesture and a frank lyricism that does not overshadow what NPR called "one of the most memorable and seductive voices in music," the 11 original new songs (and one cover) on her new album finds the alternative country singer/songwriter at her most precise and immediate. Case is backed up on her first album since the release of her Grammy-nominated Middle Cyclone by guitarist Paul Rigby, bassist Tom V. Ray, vocalist Kelly Hogan and multi-instrumentalist Jon Rauhouse.

> Bryn Terfel - Homeward Bound
Renowned Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel joins forces with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square to produce an inspiring survey of classical, spiritual, Welsh and American folk songs.

> Bob Dylan - Another Self Portrait, The Bootleg Series Vol. 10
Another Self Portrait features 35 tracks Dylan recorded, but did not release, from 1969 to 1971. His albums of those years were Nashville Skyline (1969), Self Portrait (1970) and New Morning (1970). Another Self Portrait has more of the folk-music qualities of the first two records and contains outtakes from their sessions, including alternate versions and demos. The album is available as a two-disc set ($23.99), a four-disc deluxe edition ($149.99) which contains a live recording of Dylan and the Band at the Isle of Wight festival in 1969, a newly remastered version of Self Portrait, plus two hardcover books. It is also available in a 3-LP-2CD package ($85.99).

> Tedeschi Truck Band - Made Up Mind
Made Up Mind is the highly anticipated follow-up to Tedeschi Trucks Band's 2011 Grammy-winning debut Revelator and last year's scorching live collection, Everybody's Talkin'. The raucous soul-rocker title track demonstrates the full power of the band's musicianship from the album's first notes. Throughout the course of the album it becomes apparent that Susan Tedeschi has evolved into one of the most commanding vocalists in contemporary music, her serious lung power exploding on standout tracks such as the über-funky "Misunderstood" and just as convincingly digging into the core of poignant, tender ballads like "It's So Heavy" and "Calling Out to You."

This article was taken from our September/October issue of The Bookseller, our store newsletter. Pick up your own copy of The Bookseller in-store for free, or read an interactive version online.

Categories: Music, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases

New Releases of the week (Sept. 6-13)

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 8:20pm

Here are some of the newest releases from the past week:

Books: Fiction

-> The Orenda by Joseph Boyden (Literature) - 30% off
-> The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013 edited by Laura Furman (Anthologies)
-> Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon (Literature) - now in paperback
-> Dissident Gardens by Jonathan Lethem (Literature)
-> Unexploded by Alison MacLeod (Literature)
-> Needs Improvement by Jon Paul Fiorentino (Prairie Poetry)
-> Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe by Stuart McLean (Humour) - now in paperback
-> W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (Mystery) - 30% off

Books: Non-Fiction

-> Still Foolin' 'Em by Billy Crystal (Celebrity Biography/Humour)
-> Winnipeg Now by The Winnipeg Art Gallery (Regional Interest)
-> NHL Official Guide and Record Book 2014 (Sports)
-> Hanging Man: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei by Barnaby Martin (Artist Biography)
-> Wilson by A. Scott Berg (Biography)
-> Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie (Biography)
-> Blood: The Stuff of Life by Lawrence Hill (Ideas/Canadian Issues & Politics)
-> My Brief History by Stephen Hawking (Science/Biography)
-> Louis Riel: 10th Anniversary Edition by Chester Brown (Graphic Novels/Historical Biography)
-> Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (Business Biography) - now in paperback


-> From Here to Now to You by Jack Johnson (Pop/Rock)
-> Return to Canada with Love by Liona Boyd (Classical Instrumental)
-> Guilty Pleasures by Renee Fleming (Classical Vocalists)
-> Wise Up Ghost with the Roots by Elvis Costello (Rock)
-> Internal Sounds by The Sadies (Pop/Rock)

Order any of the products above here on our website, or contact your nearest McNally Robinson bookstore to check availability. If we have the item in-store, we can put it on hold for you.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases

Louise Penny's memories of Winnipeg

Thursday, Sep 05, 2013 at 4:42pm

Our current Author of the Month, Louise Penny, was kind enough to share with us some heartwarming memories of Winnipeg.

Ms. Penny wrote,

I arrived in Winnipeg in 1982 a little lost and dispirited, going through a difficult time in my life. I remember looking at the license plate of the car in front of me:

Friendly Manitoba.

Up until then I'd been fairly cynical. Eschewing what I thought were platitudes, aphorisms. Niceties. I saw them as shallow. Beneath someone as clearly evolved as moi.

Up until then.

Now, thirty years later, I still remember staring at the license plate. And feeling the crust fall away, like a scab. I needed 'friendly'. I needed Manitoba. And I hoped and prayed the license plate wasn't just a come-on, a tease. A lie.

It wasn't.

I made friends in Winnipeg I still have today. Friends for life. I bought a home, put down roots. Went to the summer Folk Festival and the winter carnival. I drove to work at the CBC on tires frozen square, and a seat that felt like concrete. I was introduced to sushi, to opera, to ice fishing.

And I was introduced to kindness, and healing power of friendliness. Both in having friends and being one.

That experience is on every page I write. The books are not about murder, they're about our yearning to belong. I found that in the open arms of Manitoba.

Louise Penny's new book, How The Light Gets In, is available now in hardcover. McNally Robinson is also proud to carry many of Ms. Penny's other works. You can come browse them all on our Author of the Month display in-store.

Categories: Authors, Winnipeg, New Releases, Author of the Month

New Releases of the week (Aug. 30-Sept. 6)

Friday, Sep 06, 2013 at 10:27am

Here are some of the newest releases from the past seven days:

Books: Fiction

-> The Emperor of Paris by C.S. Richardson (Literature) - Our Featured Paperback for September! Get it for 30% off
-> Swarm by Lauren Carter (Literature)
-> This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz (Literature)
-> The Insistent Garden by Rosie Chard (Prairie Literature)
-> Happiness Threads: The Unborn Poems by Melanie Dennis Unrau (Prairie Poetry)
-> Tears in the Rainforest by Marlene Zefferys (Prairie Literature)
-> Never Go Back by Lee Child (Mystery) - 30% off
-> The Mayan Secrets by Clive Cussler (General Fiction) - 30% off
-> Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon (General Fiction) - 30% off
-> Children of the Revolution by Peter Robinson (Mystery) - 30% off

Books: Non-Fiction

-> Guinness Book of World Records 2014 by Guinness (Reference) - 30% off
-> Leonardo and the Last Supper by Ross King (Art) - now in paperback
-> Salinger by David Shields (Biography)
-> God in the Midst of Change by Diarmuid O'Murchu (Christianity)
-> 150 Essential Beef, Pork and Lamb Recipes by Canadian Living (Cooking)
-> Back to Basics by Michael Smith (Cooking)
-> Vegan Stoner Cookbook by Sarah Conrique (Vegetarian Cooking)
-> The End of Growth by Jeff Rubin (Economics)
-> Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont by Joseph Boyden (Canadian Biography)

Music and DVDs

-> Downton Abbey Season 1 to 3 (9 DVD set) (British TV)
-> Homeward Bound with Mormon Tabernacle by Bryn Terfel (Classical Vocalists)
-> The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight by Neko Case (Pop/Rock)

Order any of the products above here on our website, or contact your nearest McNally Robinson bookstore to check availability. If we have the item in-store, we can put it on hold for you.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases
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