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Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

Monday, Jun 01, 2020 at 4:43pm

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Once a year, a road appears in the forest. And at the end of it, the ghost of Lucy Gallows beckons. Lucy's game isn't for the faint of heart. If you win, you escape with your life. But if you lose....Sara's sister disappeared one year ago--and only Sara knows where she is. Becca went to find the ghost of Lucy Gallows and is trapped on the road that leads to her. In the sleepy town of Briar Glen, Lucy's road is nothing more than local lore. But Sara knows it's real, and she's going to find it.When Sara and her skeptical friends meet in the forest to search for Becca, the mysterious road unfurls before them. All they have to do is walk down it. But the path to Lucy is not of this world, and it has its own rules. Every mistake summons new horrors. Vengeful spirits and broken, angry creatures are waiting for them to slip, and no one is guaranteed safe passage. The only certainty is this: the road has a toll and it will be paid.

Rules for Vanishing was a peculiar book if I wanted to sum it up into one word. It's different than all the other novels that just have chapter after chapter until it ends. This book has little passages in between the chapters that sometimes help solve a mystery, sometimes it just creates a new one. This mysterious realistic fiction book is a great read and I recommend it everyone who likes spooky mysteries!!

-Philopateer, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up

It's Picnic Time

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 2:20pm

Summer is nearly upon us! And this year it's going to be an especially good time to get away and enjoy nature. Pack up a lunch, head on out, and find a great place to be alone outdoors, away from the worries of the world!

To make your getaway even more enchanting, pack your picnic inside one of Picnic Time's fabulous baskets or backpacks. There are a variety of shapes and sizes of basket to choose from, made of durable wicker and featuring stylish stainless steel cutlery, 100% cotton linens, porcelain dishware, and handblown glassware. Some of the baskets are fitted with wine carriers, making it easy to tote along a bottle (or two!) of your favourite vintage.

See our full selection of Picnic Time products here.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Giftware & Accessories

Our Vibrant Community: Winnipeg, July & August 2020

Friday, May 29, 2020 at 4:44pm

Nothing is more important to us than the communities we are a part of, and, much like our own stores, the artistic, cultural and charitable communities of Winnipeg have all had to reimagine themselves over the past few months to protect the health and wellbeing of their audiences, staff, volunteers, friends, and neighbours.

These groups are still committed to bringing you as much engagement as they can from a safe distance, and after the jump you will find all of the ways to stay connected in Winnipeg during these difficult times...

Categories: Store News, Winnipeg, Newsletter


The Bookseller: On hiatus

Friday, May 29, 2020 at 10:49am

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our bi-monthly newsletter, The Bookseller, is on hold for the time being.

But we are still here with news for all things bookish! To stay in touch and get your regular dose of McNally Robinson updates, we encourage you to join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and to subscribe to our emailing list.



Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Manitoba Book Awards 2020 winners

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 10:47am

The winners of the 2020 Manitoba Book Awards have been announced!

These eleven separate awards recognize excellence in Manitoba writing, book design, publishing, and stories, honoured authors and books published in the last year.

Of particular note are This Place: 150 Years Retold published by HighWater Press, which won both the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year, and The Promise Basket by Bill Richardson, which won the McNally Robinson Book for Young People, Younger Category award.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions an awards gala is impossible this year, so instead the Manitoba Book Awards is celebrating the winners via social media. To join in, visit their Facebook Page and congratulate your favourite winners!

The full list of 2020 winners can be found after the jump...

Categories: Awards, Winnipeg, Prairie Writing, Canadian Lit


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