Academy Award Nominees: Literary EditionsThursday, Jan 16, 2014 at 8:09pm
The nominees of the 2014 Oscars have been announced. And of the films nominated this year, a surprising number have been adapted from books!
• American Hustle, adapted from The Sting Man: Inside Abscam by Robert W. Greene
• Captain Phillips, adapted from A Captain's Duty by Richard Phillips
• Philomena, adapted from Philomena by Martin Sixsmith
• 12 Years A Slave, adapted from 12 Years A Slave by Solomon Northup
• The Wolf of Wall Street, adapted from The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordon Belfort
• The Great Gatsby, adapted from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
• The Invisible Woman, adapted from The Invisible Woman by Claire Tomalin
• The Book Thief, adapted from The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
• Long Walk to Freedom, adapted from Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
• Lone Survivor, adapted from Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
• The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, adapted from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The winners will be announced live on Oscar Sunday, March 2nd.Categories: buzz, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
An Interview with Rainbow RowellThursday, Jan 16, 2014 at 7:53pm
Recently, Rainbow Rowell, author of such YA novels as Eleanor and Park and Fangirl, was contacted by one of our booksellers -- who is herself a mega fangirl -- with a few questions. And Ms. Rowell was nice enough to oblige with a few answers.
You can read the interview on our Tumblr.
And be sure to watch for Ms. Rowell's new novel, Landline, which will be coming out this summer. Just so you know, we are taking pre-orders, so contact your nearest McNally Robinson bookstore right now!Categories: buzz, Authors, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
ChekhovFest 2014Saturday, Dec 28, 2013 at 4:42pm
The Manitoba Theatre Centre presents the 14th annual Master Playwright Festival featuring the works of Anton Chekhov. Shows run from January 22nd to February 9th and take place at various venues around Winnipeg.
For more information on the festival, including showtimes and venue details, visit the Master Playwright Festival website.Categories: buzz, Winnipeg
Bestsellers of the Year: 2013Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 1:17pm
With 2013 coming to a close, it's time to reflect on the year in books. Here are the top ten fiction and non-fiction bestsellers of the year, as reported from both our Winnipeg and Saskatoon stores:
|FICTION > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >|
|1. Dude, Where's My Stethoscope? by Donovan Gray||1. When the Saints Go Marching In by Anthony Bidulka|
|2. At the Edge by Marjorie Andersen et. al||2. Life of Pi by Yann Martel|
|3. The Age of Hope by David Bergen||3. Dance, Gladys, Dance by Cassie Stocks|
|4. North End Love Songs by Katherena Vermette||4. The Gifted by Gail Bowen|
|5. Manitowapow by Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair & Warren Cariou||5. Dollybird by Anne Lazurko|
|6. Tombstone Blues by Chadwick Ginther||6. Kaleidoscope by Gail Bowen|
|7. The Bridge Between by Milos Lekic||7. The Angelic Occurrence by Henry Kipplinger|
|8. The Wittenbergs by Sarah Klassen||8. Swedes' Ferry by Allan Safarik|
|9. Thunder Road by Chadwick Ginther||9. While the Sun Is Rising Above Us by Melanie Schnell|
|10. The House on Sugarbush Road by Méira Cook||10. Just Pretending by Lisa Bird-Wilson|
|NON-FICTION > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >|
|1. Hutterites: Our Story to Freedom by The Nine||1. Indian Ernie by Ernie Louttit|
|2. Stuck in the Middle by Bartley Kives & Bryan Scott||2. The Great Saskatchewan Bucket List by Robin & Arlene Karpan|
|3. The Lucky Ones by Anne Mahon||3. The Man Behind Handsome by Pat Trask|
|4. Manitoba Butterflies by Simone Allard||4. A Geography of Blood by Candace Savage|
|5. Henry Kalen's Manitoba by Henry Kalen||5. Taste: Seasonal Dishes From a Prairie Table by C.J. Katz|
|6. 300 Years of Beer by Bill Wright & Dave Craig||6. Sketches Of Saskatoon by Patricia Katz|
|7. The Complete Book of North American Owls by James Duncan||7. The Secret Lives of Sgt. John Wilson by Lois Simmie|
|8. "Indians Wear Red" by Elizabeth Comack et al.||8. Clearing the Plains by James Daschuk|
|9. The Hermetic Code by Frank Albo||9. Cooking with Cherries from the Prairies by Loretta Bors|
|10. Pimachiowin Aki Cultural Landscape Atlas by Iain J. Davidson-Hunt||10. Eating Myself Crazy by Treena Wynes|
Each of the titles listed are well-stocked in the store they're categorized under, though most titles and authors can be found in both of our bookstores. Call or email ahead to check current availability in your nearest McNally Robinson bookstore.Categories: buzz, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Bestseller, Bestsellers
Royal Winnipeg Ballet: Nutcracker, December 19-29Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 at 4:13pm
This December, Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet will be performing the holiday classic Nutcracker. The show runs from December 19th to the 29th, and you can find all of the details (as well as purchase tickets) right on the RWB's website.
You can also win a pair of tickets inside of out Grant Park store!
Enter your ballot in the dropbox in-store, which can be found near the mall entrance and the travel books section, and you will be entered to win the tickets. The raffle will take place and the winner chosen on December 10th, so hurry down to put in your name!
Be sure to explore our store to see our selection of nutcrackers available for purchase. Ask any of our booksellers for help in tracking them down.Categories: buzz, Winnipeg, Contests and Giveaways, Holidays
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