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Fall into some great new fiction

Saturday, Sep 28, 2013 at 5:31pm

Fall is officially upon us, so why not get comfortable with a few of these new releases:

Joseph Boyden
Opening with a brutal battle in the 1630s between the Huron and the Iroquois, The Orenda, the new novel by the Scotiabank Giller Prize-Winning author, brings a vivid immediacy to the social, political and spiritual forces that forged our country.

Michael Winter
Known as a writer who takes chances, he does just that in his new novel, Minister Without Portfolio. When an alcoholic drifter gets embedded with the Canadian forces in Afghanistan, he finds himself in the middle of our generation's defining international struggle.

Jonathan Lethem
While we may be familiar with the McCarthyism of the 1950s which assumed a communist was under every bed, not much is known about the real American Communist Party and its Depression-era heyday. In his complex and epic new novel, Dissident Gardens, Lethem considers what happened to the ACP in a story that spans three decades of all-American radicals.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases

New Releases of the week (Sept. 20-27)

Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 at 4:12pm

Another week bites the dust. Here are some of the newest releases from the past seven days:

Books: Fiction

-> Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (General Fiction/Horror) - 30% off
-> Come Barbarians by Todd Babiak (Literature)
-> Wigrum by Daniel Canty (Literature)
-> Fallsy Downsies by Stephanie Domet (Literature)
-> The Round House by Louise Erdrich (Literature)
-> May We Be Forgiven by A.M. Homes (Literature)
-> The Kills by Richard House (Literature)
-> The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (Literature)
-> Umbrella by Will Self (Literature)
-> The Strength of Bone by Lucie Wilk (Literature)
-> Sebastiano's Vine by Carmelo Militano (Prairie Literature)

Books: Non-Fiction

-> Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones (Television/Biography)
-> An Appetite for Wonder by Richard Dawkins (Science/Biography)
-> Kansas City Lightning by Stanley Crouch (Music/Biography)
-> Catastrophe: 1914 by Max Hastings (Military History)
-> Chris McCubbins: Running the Distance by Joe MacKintosh (Sports)
-> The Once and Future World by J.B. MacKinnon (Nature/Issues & Politics)
-> Dog Shaming by Pascale Lemire (Pets/Humour)
-> The Library Tree by Deborah Cowley (Canadian Biography)
-> Fire and Ashes by Michael Ignatieff (Canadian Issues & Politics)


-> Jubilee by Deep Dark Woods (Folk/Roots)
-> Shout! (2CD) by Gov't Mule (Pop/Rock)
-> Symphony by the Sultans of String (World)

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

Atwood concludes her celebrated dystopian trilogy

Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 3:03pm

A man-made plague has swept the earth leaving only a small band of survivors and the green-eyed Crakers, a gentle species bio-engineered to replace humans, struggling under the constant threat of attack from giant Pigoons and malevolent Painballers. Such is the world of MaddAddam, the thrilling conclusion to Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction trilogy which began with Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood.

Told with wit, imagination and dark humour, MaddAddam is an unpredictable, chilling and often hilarious tale that takes us further into Atwood's challenging dystopian world as she holds up a skewed mirror to our own possible future. Yet her vision is as affirming as it is cautionary, and the conclusion of this remarkable trilogy leaves us not with a sense of despair at our failings but with a sense of awe at humanity's barely explored potential to evolve.

Ms. Atwood will be in our Grant Park store at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, October 16th, to discuss and sign copies of MaddAddam. More details on the event can be found here.

Read more on Atwood's incredible career, as well as the upcoming ballet adaptation of her novel, The Handmaid's Tale, after the jump...

Categories: SciFi & Fantasy, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Event News, New Releases


New games are in stock in Winnipeg

Saturday, Sep 14, 2013 at 6:12pm

We've gotten yet another big batch of new games in at our Winnipeg store. Word, board, sci-fi, fantasy... all sorts! Here's a quick run-down of the new titles:

> Tsuro of the Seas (board game)
> Lexigo (word game)
> Dog Royal (board game)
> Snake Oil (party game)
> Lords of Waterdeep (fantasy board game)
> Lords of Waterdeep: Scoundrels of Skullport expansion (fantasy board game)
> Goblins, Inc. (fantasy board game)
> Star Trek: Attack Wing Starter Kit (miniatures game)
> Word on the Street (word game)
> Discworld: Ankh-Morpork (fantasy board game)

If you're looking to pick up one of these games, call or email ahead to make sure we still have a copy in our store. And be sure to explore our Games sections (one near the front windows, another in our Sci-Fi & Fantasy alcove) while you're here! Or you can always browse our Games selection online.

Looking to find these games in Saskatoon? We've got some there, too! Call or email ahead to check current availability.

Categories: Winnipeg, New Releases, Games

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
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