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July & August 2019

TIME TO SHINE
Congratulations Local LAMBDA Winners!

For over 30 years, the Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”) have identified and honoured the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender books. The Lammys, which receive international media attention, bring together 600 attendees — including nominees, celebrities, sponsors, and publishing executives — to celebrate excellence in LGBTQ publishing. It is the most prestigious and glamourous LGBTQ literary event in the world.

This year’s Lambda Literary Award winners were selected by a panel of over 60 literary professionals who spent countless hours reading a record number of submissions from over 300 publishers.

We are proud to have two Manitobans among the list of deserving winners.

Our own former McNally Robinson bookseller Casey Plett won the Transgender Fiction Award for her debut novel, Little Fish. In her novel, it's the dead of winter in Winnipeg and Wendy Reimer, a thirty-year-old trans woman, feels like her life is frozen in place. When her Oma passes away Wendy receives an unexpected phone call from a distant family friend with a startling secret: Wendy's Opa (grandfather) — a devout Mennonite farmer — might have been transgender himself. At first she dismisses this revelation, but as Wendy's life grows increasingly volatile, she finds herself aching for the lost pieces of her Opa's truth. Can Wendy unravel the mystery of her grandfather's world and reckon with the culture that both shaped and rejected her? She's determined to try. (Softcover. $19.95. RRC Price $17.95. Arsenal Pulp Press)

Fellow Manitoban Joshua Whitehead won the Gay Fiction Award for his debut novel, Jonny Appleseed. Off the reserve and trying to find ways to live and love in the big city, Jonny becomes a cybersex worker who fetishizes himself in order to make a living. Self-ordained as an NDN glitter princess, Jonny has one week before he must return to the "rez" — and his former life — to attend the funeral of his stepfather. The seven days that follow are like a fevered dream: stories of love, trauma, sex, kinship, ambition, and the heartbreaking recollection of his beloved kokum (grandmother). Jonny's life is a series of breakages, appendages, and linkages — and as he goes through the motions of preparing to return home, he learns how to put together the pieces of his life. (Softcover. $17.95. RRC Price $16.15. Arsenal Pulp Press)

 

Saskatchewan Festival of Words

The 2019 Saskatchewan Festival of Words takes place July 18-21 and features more than 50 events over 4 days in and around historic downtown Moose Jaw. Enjoy workshops for all ages, reading sessions, concerts, film, panel discussions, interviews, music, theatre, and even a slam poetry competition.

This year's line-up includes Billy-Ray Belcourt, Gail Bowen, Gwen Benaway, Ted Barris, Burton Cummings, Eden Robinson, Sierra Noble, Dr. Dave Williams, Lorna Crozier, and more. McNally Robinson has been the official bookseller to the Festival for the past 10 years, and we are proud to continue serving in this capacity.

For more info, visit festivalofwords.com

 

Cycling to Support Habitat for Humanity

The annual Muddy Waters cycling event is a fully-supported ride, which raises much needed funds to build affordable housing in Manitoba. The event offers a variety of route choices that cater to most avid cyclists. There are three distances to choose from including: a scenic 70 km route, a challenging 110 km route and, for the serious cyclists, a 100 mile (Century) route. This year it will be held on August 11. Recruit your friends, family and co-workers and enjoy a challenging and rewarding experience this summer. For more information visit habitat.mb.ca

 

McNally Robinson at The Forks is Bigger Than You Think

If we have an item in stock at our Grant Park location — whether it's a book, gift item, toy, boardgame, CD, or movie — we can have it available for next day pick-up at our Forks store anytime after twelve noon, seven days a week.

Buy online here at mcnallyrobinson.com before 4:00 pm, and if it's in stock at Grant Park we can have it at The Forks for next day pick-up upon request.

Also, any staff member at our Forks store or at our Grant Park store will be happy to assist you with your request in person or by phone. If by phone, call The Forks store at 204-615-7868 or the Grant Park store at 204-475-0483.

Located on the second floor at the east end of The Forks Market, next to the elevator for easy access, McNally Robinson at The Forks features the best of new literary fiction and non-fiction titles, and a selection of our finest gift items. McNally Robinson for Kids and Babies also has your favourite books and toys for children and teens.

 

What To Read

A collection of recent books particularly recommended by Chris Hall. Look for our in-store What To Read display tables.

The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon. Softcover. $22.00. RRC Price $19.80. Phoebe and Will meet in their first month at university. Phoebe is a glamorous girl who blames herself for her mother's death. Will is a misfit scholarship boy. What he knows is that he loves Phoebe but, grieving and guilt-ridden, she is drawn into a secretive cult. When the group commits a violent act in the name of faith, Will confronts a new version of the fanaticism he's just escaped. The Incendiaries is a fractured love story that explores the world of religious fundamentalism. (Riverhead Books. August)

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh. Softcover. $22.00. RRC Price $19.80. Our narrator is young, thin, pretty, a recent graduate, works an easy job at a hip art gallery, lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like the rest of her needs, by her inheritance. She should be happy, shouldn’t she? This novel is a powerful answer to that question. Through the story of a year spent under the influence of drugs designed to heal our heroine from this world, Moshfegh shows us how reasonable alienation can be. (Penguin. July)

A Terrible Country by Keith Gessen. Softcover. $22.00. RRC Price $19.80. Andrei returns to Moscow from his life in Brooklyn to care for his ailing grandmother. He moves into the apartment that Stalin himself had given his grandmother, a woman who has outlived her husband and most of her friends, and she welcomes him into her home, even though she can't always remember who he is. Over the course of a year, her health declines and his politics and his allegiances are tested. Andrei is forced to come to terms with the Russian society he was born into and the American one he has enjoyed since he was a kid. (Penguin. July)

A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne. Softcover. $21.00. RRC Price $18.90. Maurice Swift is handsome, charming and hungry for success. The one thing he doesn't have is talent — but a writer can find stories anywhere. Maurice engineers an opportunity to tease out of celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann a terrible, longheld secret about his activities during the war. Perfect material for Maurice's first novel. Once Maurice has had a taste of literary fame, he hones his talent for deceit and manipulation in his search for stories. But what if he’s caught? (Doubleday. August)

Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart. Softcover. $24.00. RRC Price $21.60. Narcissistic, hilariously self-deluded, and divorced from the real world, hedge-fund manager Barry Cohen oversees $2.4 billion in assets. Deeply stressed, he flees NYC on a Greyhound bus in search of a simpler life with his old college sweetheart. His super-smart wife, Seema, has her own demons to face. How these two flawed characters navigate the chaos of their own making is at the heart of this exploration of the 0.1 percent, an unsentimental ode to what really makes America great. (Random House. June)

A Summer with Montaigne by Antoine Compagnon. Softcover. $22.00. RRC Price $19.80. Michel de Montaigne embodies the Humanist ideal: curious, measured, contemplative, witty, and urbane. What does Montaigne have to tell us about how to think and live today? Antoine Compagnon seeks answers to that question as he strolls through Montaigne's key contributions to our understanding of what is good and worthwhile in life. This book serves as both an introduction or a refresher to Montaigne’s unique brilliance, vitality and timeliness. (Europa. June)

She Has Her Mother's Laugh by Carl Zimmer. Softcover. $27.00. RRC Price $24.30. Carl Zimmer presents an original perspective on what we pass along from generation to generation. But heredity isn't just about genes that pass from parent to child. Heredity continues within us, as a single cell gives rise to trillions of cells that make up our bodies. We say we inherit genes from our ancestors, but we inherit other things that matter as much to our lives, from microbes to technologies. We need a new definition of what heredity is and this book delivers it. (Dutton. June)

The Seas by Samantha Hunt. Softcover. $21.95. RRC Price $19.75. Moored in a fishing town in the far north, the unnamed narrator of this novel is a misfit. Her father walked into the ocean and never returned, leaving his wife and daughter to keep vigil. Surrounded by water and beckoned by the sea, she clings to what her father once told her: that she is a mermaid. True to myth, she finds herself in hard love with a land-bound man thirteen years her senior. The fevered coming-of-age tale that follows blurs the lines between reality and fairy tale. (Tin House Books. July)

 

Author of the Month
JULY
ROBERT MACFARLANE 

Robert Macfarlane is the author of Mountains of the Mind, The Wild Places, The Old Ways, Landmarks, and The Lost Words, co-created with Jackie Morris. He is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and writes on environmentalism, literature and travel for many publications.

Back in 2015, Robert Macfarlane went viral. A reworked version of the first chapter of his book Landmarks got snagged in the Facebook shares machine, drumming up so much advanced press that upon its eventual release the book hit bestseller lists around the world.

In it, the nature writer and academic talked about the deep, historic connections between language and landscape and mourned the loss of certain everyday words from the 2007 edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary; acorn, bluebell, conker — all had been omitted.

In Underland, Macfarlane takes us on a journey into the worlds beneath our feet. From the ice-blue depths of Greenland’s glaciers, to the underground networks by which trees communicate, from Bronze Age burial chambers to the rock art of remote Arctic sea-caves, this is a deeptime voyage into the planet’s past and future.

Global in its geography, gripping in its voice and haunting in its implications, Underland is a work of huge range and power, and a remarkable new chapter in Macfarlane’s long-term exploration of landscape and the human heart. (Hardcover. $42.95. RRC Price $38.65. Hamish Hamilton UK. July)

AUGUST
YOKO OGAWA 

Yoko Ogawa was born in Okayama, Japan and attended Waseda University in Tokyo before becoming a full-time writer. Since 1988, Ogawa has published more than forty works of fiction and nonfiction and has won every major Japanese literary award. All of her books are written in Japanese, but her most successful titles, such as The Housekeeper and the Professor, The Diving Pool, and Revenge, have now been translated into English and many other languages.

Ogawa is unusual in the fact that she has also published award-winning works of non-fiction. In 2006, she teamed up with mathematician Masahiko Fujiwara to write An Introduction to the World’s Most Elegant Mathematics, a book dedicated to the beauty and fascination of numbers.

Yoko Ogawa currently lives in Ashiya, Japan and continues to write both fictional and non-fictional literary works, although much of her later work has yet to be translated.

In her new book, The Memory Police (translated by Stephen Snyder), things are disappearing on an unnamed island off an unnamed coast. First, animals and flowers. Then objects — ribbons, bells, photographs. Then, body parts.

Most of the island's inhabitants fail to notice these changes, while those few imbued with the power to recall the lost objects live in fear of the mysterious "memory police," who are committed to ensuring that the disappeared remain forgotten. When a young novelist realizes that more than her career is in danger, she hides her editor beneath her floorboards, and together, as fear and loss close in around them, they cling to literature as the last way of preserving the past. (Hardcover. $34.95. RRC Price $31.45. Pantheon. August)

 

Our Feature Paperbacks
JULY

Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness. $24.00. Our July 30% Off Price $16.80. RRC Price $15.12. Harkness brings us to 18th century America where Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil and offers him a chance at immortality. Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire, but his transformation is not an easy one. Fast forward to contemporary London, where Marcus transforms his new love, and the couple discovers that the challenges facing a human who wishes to be a vampire are as difficult in the present as they were in the past. (Penguin. July)

AUGUST

The Witch Elm by Tana French. $23.00. Our August 30% Off Price $16.10. RRC Price $14.49. Toby has dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life: he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden, and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed. (Penguin. August)

 

Wanna Play?
Dude! A hilarious card-matching game

Dude is a game where you say dude. By and large, that is all you do. Is it smart? dude. Strategic? dude? Fun? DUDE!!!!!

In short, this silly little game involves swapping and collecting cards much like the classic Pit game, but every card is simply the word "Dude" with a different appearance. Giggle at yourself and friends as you try and understand if "dood" means "dewd" or if their "DUDE" actually matches your "Duuude".

3-6 players, ages 13+. Playing time 1-5 minutes. $20.00. RRC Price $18.00.

 

TAKE A WINNER TO THE BEACH

2018 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
Dear Evelyn by Kathy Page. Born between the wars on a working-class London street, Harry Miles wins a scholarship and a chance to escape his station, but discovers instead that poetry is what offers him real direction. While searching for more of it he meets Evelyn Hill. The two fall in love as the world prepares once again for war, but their capacity to care for each other over the ensuing decades becomes increasingly tested. (Softcover. $19.95. RRC Price $17.95. Biblioasis)

2019 RBC Taylor Prize
Lands of Lost Borders by Kate Harris. As a teenager, Kate Harris realized that the career she most craved — that of a generalist explorer — had gone extinct. So she vowed to become a scientist and go to Mars. To pass the time, Kate set off by bicycle down a short section of the fabled Silk Road with her childhood friend, then settled down to study at Oxford and MIT. Eventually she quit the lab and hit the Silk Road again with Mel. (Softcover. $21.00. RRC Price $18.90. Vintage)

2019 Nebula Award Winner for Best Novel
The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. In 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the U.S. The ensuing climate cataclysm calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space. Elma York’s experience as a WASP pilot and mathematician earns her a place in the International Aerospace Coalition’s attempts to put man on the moon, as a calculator. Elma’s drive to become the first Lady Astronaut is so strong that even the most dearly held conventions of society may not stand a chance against her. (Softcover. $24.99. RRC Price $22.49. Tor)

2018 National Book Award Winner for Fiction
The Friend by Sigrid Nunez. When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master. But while troubles abound, rich and surprising rewards lie in store for both of them. (Softcover. $22.00. RRC Price $19.80. Riverhead Books)

2019 Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award
Stolen City by Owen Toews. Through a combination of historical and contemporary analysis, this book shows how settler colonialism, as a mode of racial capitalism, has made and remade Winnipeg and the Canadian Prairie West over the past one hundred and fifty years. The book gives particular attention to the ways that an ascendant post-industrial urban redevelopment vision for Winnipeg's city centre has renewed longstanding colonial 'legacies' of dispossession and racism over the past forty years. (Softcover. $25.00. RRC Price $22.50. ARP Books)

2019 CBC Canada Reads Winner
By Chance Alone by Max Eisen. More than 70 years after the Nazi camps were liberated by the Allies, a new Canadian Holocaust memoir details the rural Hungarian deportations to Auschwitz-Birkenau, back-breaking slave labour in Auschwitz I, the infamous “death march” in January 1945, the painful aftermath of liberation, a journey of physical and psychological healing. (Softcover. $18.99. RRC Price $17.09. HarperCollins)

2019 Women's Prize for Fiction
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. But as they settle into their life together, Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. As time passes, Celestial is unable to hold on to the love that has been her centre, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together. (Softcover. $19.99. RRC Price $17.99. HarperCollins)

2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
The Overstory by Richard Powers is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of the natural world. There is a world alongside ours — vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe. (Softcover. $24.95. RRC Price $22.45. WW Norton)

2019 McNally Robinson Book of the Year
More Abandoned Manitoba by Gordon Goldsborough. Armed with a drone and a deep curiosity about local history, Goldsborough shares more compelling abandoned sites from across Manitoba. Adventure into abandoned quarries, dance halls, hospitals and more! (Softcover. $35.00. RRC Price $31.50. Great Plains)

 

SPOILED FOR CHOICE
Creative Pursuits

Noted art historian and biographer Sue Roe tells the lively story of the Surrealists in Montparnasse. In Montparnasse begins on the eve of the First World War and ends with the 1936 unveiling of Dali’s Lobster Telephone, and recounts how this artistic revolution came to be amidst the salons and cafés of that storied neighborhood. (Hardcover. $40.00. RRC Price $36.00. Penguin. August)

From Tchaikovsky’s disastrous marriage to his devotion to friends and family, John Suchet shows us how the complexity of Tchaikovsky’s emotional life plays out in his music in Tchaikovsky. A man who was by turns quick to laugh and to despair, his mercurial temperament found its outlet in some of the most emotionally intense music ever written. (Hardcover. $39.95. RRC Price $35.95. WW Norton. July)

 

Our Worst Enemy

In The Mosquito, a groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction, by Timothy C. Winegard, we learn that since the dawn of humankind, this nefarious pest has been at the frontlines of history as the grim reaper, the harvester of human populations, and the ultimate agent of historical change. She (only females bite) has dispatched an estimated 52 billion people throughout our relatively brief existence. As the greatest purveyor of extermination we have ever known, she has played a greater role in shaping our human story than any other living thing with which we share our global village. Why was gin and tonic the cocktail of choice for British colonists in India and Africa? What does Starbucks have to thank for its global domination? What has protected the lives of popes for millennia? The answer to all these questions, and many more, is the mosquito. (Hardcover. $32.95. RRC Price $29.65. Allen Lane. August)

 

Different Paths

Amanda Jetté Knox wed the love of her life at 20, and the first of three children followed shortly. Their middle child struggled with depression, and the author was unprepared when her child came out as transgender. Jetté Knox became an ardent advocate for trans rights. A little over a year after their child came out, her partner also came out as transgender. She searched for positive examples of marriages surviving transition. When she found none, she decided that her family would become one. Read the story in Love Lives Here (Softcover. $24.95. RRC Price $22.45. Viking. August)

At eighteen years old, Kelly S. Thompson enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces. Despite growing up in a military family she couldn’t shake the feeling that she didn’t belong. From the moment she arrives for basic training at a Quebec military base she quickly realizes that her conception of what being a soldier means isn’t entirely accurate. In Girls Need Not Apply, she explains how her career as a female officer involved navigating a masculinized culture and coming to grips with her burgeoning feminism. (Softcover. $24.95. RRC Price $22.45. McClelland & Stewart. August)

In From the Ashes, an inspiring debut memoir, Jesse Thistle, once a high school dropout and now a rising Indigenous scholar, chronicles his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and addiction to discover the truth about who he is. Thistle writes honestly and fearlessly about his painful experiences with abuse, uncovering the truth about his parents, and how he found his way back into the circle of his Indigenous culture and family through education. This is truly a story of hope and resilience. (Softcover. $24.99. RRC Price $22.49. Simon & Schuster. August) SASK EVENT OCT 17 & WPG EVENT OCT 19

 

Our Troubled World

On August 17, 2014, the body of fifteen-year old runaway Tina Fontaine was found in Winnipeg’s Red River. Red River Girl by award-winning BBC reporter Joanna Jolly is a gripping account of that murder investigation and the unusual police detective who pursued the killer with every legal means at his disposal. The book chronicles the lengthy and meticulously planned investigation. It reveals characters and social tensions that bring vivid life to a story that made national headlines. Aware of the reality of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, Jolly has chronicled Tina Fontaine’s life as a reminder that she was more than a statistic. (Softcover. $24.95. RRC Price$22.45. Viking. September)

Unfounded beliefs and hateful political and social divisions that can cascade into violence are threatening to pull the world apart. Responding to fear and aggression strategically and with compassion is vital if we are to push back against the politics of hate and live in greater safety and harmony. But how to do it? Are We Done Fighting? by Matthew Legge is brimming with the latest research, practical activities, and inspirational stories of success for cultivating inner change and spreading peace at the community level and beyond. (Softcover. $24.99. RRC Price $22.49. New Society Publishers. June) WPG EVENT AUG 6

 

SUMMER FICTION
Colson Whitehead is Back

In The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of history through the story of a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.

Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood Curtis is about to enroll in the local black college when one innocent mistake sends him on another path entirely. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called The Nickel Academy, whose mission statement says it provides “physical, intellectual and moral training.”

In reality, The Nickel Academy is a grotesque chamber of horrors, where the sadistic staff beats and sexually abuses the students, corrupt officials and locals steal food and supplies, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear “out back.”

Based on the true story of a reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children. (Hardcover. $29.95. RRC Price $26.95. Bond Street Books. July 16)

 

Choose Your Own Adventure

Raised in Captivity by Chuck Klosterman is one of the most original story collections in recent memory. A man flying first class discovers a puma in the lavatory; an obscure power pop band wrestles with its new-found fame when its hit song becomes an anthem for white supremacists; a couple considers getting a medical procedure that will transfer the pain of childbirth from the woman to her husband; and more. (Hardcover. $35.00. RRC Price $31.50. Penguin. July)

In Big Sky by Kate Atkinson, Jackson Brodie has relocated to a quiet village, in the company of his teenage son and an aging Labrador. It’s picturesque, but there’s something darker lurking behind the scenes. Jackson’s current job, gathering proof of an unfaithful husband for his suspicious wife, is fairly standard, but a chance encounter leads him into a sinister network — and back across the path of his old friend Reggie. (Hardcover. $32.95. RRC Price $29.65. Bond Street Books. July)

The Snakes by Sadie Jones. Recently married Bea and Dan rent out their tiny flat to escape London for a few precious months. Driving through France they visit Bea’s dropout brother Alex at the hotel he runs in Burgundy. Disturbingly, they find him all alone and the ramshackle hotel deserted, apart from the nest of snakes in the attic. When Alex and Bea’s parents make a surprise visit, Dan can’t understand why Bea is so appalled, or why she’s never wanted him to know them. Tragedy strikes suddenly, brutally, and in its aftermath the family is stripped back to its heart, and then its rotten core, and even Bea with all her strength and goodness can’t escape. (Hardcover. $33.50. RRC Price $30.15. HarperCollins. July)

Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane. It began with four words. ‘I love your laugh. x’ But that was twelve years ago. It really began the day Georgina was fired from The Worst Restaurant in Sheffield and found The Worst Boyfriend in the World in bed with someone else. So when her new boss turns out to be the boy who wrote those words to her all that time ago, it feels like the start of something. But he doesn’t seem to remember Georgina — at all. (Softcover. $24.99. RRC Price $22.49. HarperCollins. July)

In the early 1900s, as the oppression of Russia’s imperial rule takes its toll on Finland, the three Koski siblings are forced to flee to the United States in Deep River by Karl Marlantes. Not far from the majestic Columbia River, the siblings settle among other Finns in a logging community in southern Washington, where the first harvesting of the colossal old-growth forests begets rapid development, and radical labour movements begin to catch fire. (Hardcover. $39.95. RRC Price $35.95. Grove/Atlantic. July)

This Little Light by Lori Lansens is an urgent bulletin from an all-too-believable near future in which the religious right has come out on top and where a smart young girl who questions the new order is suddenly a terrorist. Taking place over 48 hours in the year 2023, this is the story of Rory Ann Miller, on the run with her best friend because they are accused of bombing their posh Californian high school during an American Virtue Ball. The story exists in a universe of gated communities, born-again Christians, Probationary Citizens, re-criminalized abortion and birth control, teenage virginity oaths and something called the Red Market. (Softcover. $24.95. RRC Price $22.45. Random House. August)

In Turbulence by David Szalay, the diverse protagonists circumnavigate the planet in twelve flights, from London to Madrid, from Dakar to Sao Paulo, to Toronto, to Delhi, to Doha, en route to see lovers or estranged siblings, aging parents, baby grandchildren, or nobody at all. Along the way, they experience the full range of human emotions from loneliness to love and, knowingly or otherwise, change each other in one brief, electrifying interaction after the next. (Softcover. $19.95. RRC Price $17.95. McClelland & Stewart. July)

 

LET'S PICNIC!

Planning a lovely day outdoors? Pick up some beautiful picnic essentials!

You and yours can indulge in your own storybook summer picnic with a deluxe picnic basket by Picnic Time!

Pictured above is The Somerset — a double-lid willow basket with genuine leather straps, plush corduroy interior, and deluxe service for two. This basket includes plates, wine glasses, cutlery and more for the perfect picnic. Make your picnic one to remember with The Somerset! Various other styles available. Prices range from $70.00 to $240.00. RRC applies.

The Blanket Tote is a cozy portable picnic blanket with a soft fleece topside and water-resistant underside. The Blanket Tote unfolds easily and refolds into a convenient carry tote complete with an adjustable shoulder strap. Regular $26.00. RRC Price $23.40. XL $40.00. RRC Price $36.00.

Please visit us in-store to browse these items.

 

AN UNSETTLING BREEZE
True Crime

When detectives have no answers, they call Journalist Billy Jensen, the world's first digital "consulting detective." Come along as Billy solves the Halloween Mask Murder, finds a fugitive hiding out in Mexico, and investigates the only other murder in New York City on 9/11. Chase Darkness With Me allows readers to ride shotgun with Billy as he uses groundbreaking techniques to identify the criminals behind seemingly unsolvable murders. (Softcover. $24.00. RRC Price $21.60. Sourcebooks. August)

In 1973, Stephen Downing was sentenced for the murder of Wendy Sewell. Downing, a 17-year-old with learning difficulties, was immediately arrested, questioned for nine hours without a solicitor present, and pressured into signing a confession. Many years later, local newspaper editor Don Hale was thrust into the case. Determined to take it to appeal, as he investigated the details, he faced obstacles at every turn, and suffered attempts on his life. Discover the longest miscarriage of justice in British history in Murder in the Graveyard. (Softcover. $19.99. RRC Price $17.99. HarperCollins. July)

 

Something Amiss

In a quiet suburb in upstate New York, a teenager has been sneaking into houses — and into the owners’ computers. Who is he, and what might he have uncovered? As whispers start to circulate, suspicion mounts. And when a woman is found murdered, the tension reaches its breaking point. How far will all these very nice people go to protect their little secrets? Find out in Someone We Know by Shari Lapena. (Softcover. $24.95. RRC Price $22.45. Doubleday. August)

In Hideaway by Nicole Lundrigan, Gloria appears to be the ideal mother and wife, but she controls her family through a disorienting cycle of adoration and banishment. When her husband Telly leaves, Gloria turns on her children. Rowan runs away and Gloria is publicly desperate for the safe return of her son while privately scheming. Her behaviour grows erratic and her manipulation of her daughter Maisy spikes. What if home is the most dangerous place you can be? (Softcover. $24.95. RRC Price $22.45. Viking. July)

Katie was a beloved child star until her mid-teens when her manager attacked and scarred her face, effectively ending her career. Her brother’s fiance invites her to a wellness retreat and together with her two best friends Katie will try to find inner peace. But finding oneself just might drudge up darkness from the past. Each woman has come to the retreat for different reasons. And at the end of this weekend, only one will be left standing in The Retreat by Sherri Smith. (Hardcover. $36.50. RRC Price $32.85. Forge. August)

 

Dark Intrigue

In The Absolution by Yrsa Sigurdardottir, the police find out about the crime the way everyone does: on Snapchat. The video shows the terrified victim begging for forgiveness. Detective Huldar joins the investigation, bringing child psychologist Freyja on board to help question the murdered teenager's friends. Then another teenager goes missing, and more clips are sent. Freyja and Huldar can agree on two things at least: the truth is far from simple. And the killer is not done yet. (Softcover. $24.99. RRC Price $22.49. Hodder & Stoughton. July)

In Hope Rides Again by Andrew Shaffer, the sequel to the New York Times best-selling novel Hope Never Dies, Obama and Biden reprise their roles as BFFs-turned-detectives as they chase Obama's stolen cell phone through the streets of Chicago — and right into a vast conspiracy. When their number-one suspect winds up full of lead on the South Side, the police are content to write it off as just another gangland shooting. But Joe and Obama smell a rat. (Softcover. $19.99. RRC Price $17.99. Quirk Books. July)

In Knife by Jo Nesbo, Harry Hole is not in a good place. Rakel — the only woman he's ever loved — has ended it with him, permanently. He's been given a chance for a new start with the Oslo Police but it's in the cold case office, when what he really wants is to be investigating cases he suspects have ties to Svein Finne, the serial rapist and murderer who Harry helped put behind bars. When Harry wakes up the morning after a drunken night with blood on his hands, it's only the very beginning of a waking nightmare. (Hardcover. $34.00. RRC Price $30.60. Knopf. July)

 

A World of Dreams

Shana wakes up one morning to discover that her little sister appears to be sleepwalking. She can't be woken up and she is determinedly heading to a destination that only she knows. But the girls are not alone. Soon they are joined by a flock of sleepwalkers from across America, on the same mysterious journey. And like Shana, there are other “shepherds” who follow the flock to protect their friends and family. As the rest of society collapses all around them — and an ultraviolent militia threatens to exterminate them — the fate of the sleepwalkers depends on unraveling the mystery behind the epidemic in Wanderers by Chuck Wendig. (Hardcover. $38.99. RRC Price $35.09. Del Rey. July)

 

The Beast

Dive into The Burning Black by Mark Allard-Will, illustrated by Ryan Howe and Elaine M. Will. Deep in rural Suffolk, England, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, terror strikes at the hearts of pious Christians. On a hot August night, they are attacked by a beast known only as Black Shuck. In this graphic novel reimagining of one of rural England's most famous folkloric tales, readers will be taken through the terrifying and mysterious story of Black Shuck, a mythic beast that would act as inspiration for Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic story, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Some say the Beast is a big demon dog, eight-feet tall when on all-fours with fur as black as tar. Others say its eyes burn with the white hot flames of Hell itself. (Softcover. $19.99. RRC Price $17.99. Renegade Arts. July) SASK EVENT JULY 25

 

BABIES
Water Water All Around

Katrin Wiehle brings us two environmentally friendly board books made from 100% recycled materials that encourage little readers to enjoy nature — inside and out!

In My Little Pond, join Duck, Frog, and Fish as they introduce readers to their pond habitat. They show us what plants grow on the banks, which plants thrive in the pond water, and even what tadpoles look like. Elegantly designed with spare text, these gentle earth tone illustrations complement the sustainable format.

In My Little Ocean, Seal, Seagull, and Crab introduce readers to their homes in the ocean and on the beach: showing which plants grow on the ocean floor, what crabs look like, and which fish have fun red dots.

(Board Books. $12.99 each. RRC Price $11.69 each. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. June)

 

How Are You Feeling?

I'm Worried by Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi. Potato is worried about everything. When he tells his friends, he expects them to comfort him by saying that everything will be okay. Except they don’t. Because it might not be, and that’s okay too. Still, there’s one thing they can promise for sure: no matter what happens… they will always be by his side. (Hardcover. $23.99. RRC Price $21.59. Simon & Schuster. June) (Ages 4-8)

My Big Bad Monster by A.N. Kang. Have you ever met your monster of self-doubt? This girl has. When she's had enough of his negativity, she discovers that with a little help from new friends and a lot of boisterous music, he'll disappear for good! This sweet picture book with energetic art will strike a chord in readers both big and small. (Hardcover. $17.99. RRC Price $16.19. Disney-Hyperion. July) (Ages 3-5)

Big Boys Cry by Jonty Howley. It’s Levi’s first day at a new school and he's scared. Fortunately, along his walk to school, Levi sees examples of grown men openly expressing their sadness and fear. Once he’s at school, things aren’t so bad after all. Upon his arrival home, he finds his father waiting on their porch, tears in his eyes, and the two embrace, closer than before. (Hardcover. $23.99. RRC Price $21.59. Random House. June) (Ages 3-7)

 

Sunnykids Push n Pull Toys

Toddlers have it all. They're born cute and so are their accessories. Be the boss with these adorable Push n Pull Toys from Sunnykids.

  • Easy grip for small hands
  • Large and small size included
  • Beautifully hand painted
  • Made from natural wood
  • Suitable for ages 12m+

Available in: Ducky Family, Elephant, Elephant Family, Flamingo, Giraffe, and Unicorn.

Prices range from $19.50 to $27.00. RRC applies.

 

KIDS
Learn Something New

Skulls! by Blair Thornburgh, illustrated by Scott Campbell. You probably don’t think much about skulls. So what’s the big deal about them?

Well, every head
of every person
you’ve ever seen
has a skull inside.
And that includes YOU!

This smart, skull-positive story cheerfully dispels any fears kids might have about their skeletons, flipping our view of skulls from a spooky symbol to a fascinating, cool, and crucial part of our bodies. (Hardcover. $23.99. RRC Price $21.59. Atheneum. July) (Ages 4-8)

How to Read a Book by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Melissa Sweet. The text of this book is a poem, and the book will feature a gatefold page.

Find a tree —
a black tupelo or
dawn redwood will do —
and plant yourself.
(It’s okay if you prefer a stoop, like Langston Hughes.)

With these words, an adventure begins — an adventure into the world of reading. Kwame Alexander’s evocative poetry and Melissa Sweet’s lush artwork come together to take you on a sensory journey between the pages of a book. (Hardcover. $21.99. RRC Price $19.79. HarperCollins. June) (Ages 4-8)

 

Nature

Moth by Isabel Thomas and illustrated by Daniel Egneus, is the remarkable evolution story that captures the struggle of animal survival against the background of an evolving human world in a unique introduction to Darwin's theory of Natural Selection. Against a lush backdrop, the peppered moth lies hidden. Until the world begins to change... Along come people with their magnificent machines. In a beautiful landscape changed by humans how will one little moth survive? (Hardcover. $24.99. RRC Price $22.49. Bloomsbury. July) (Ages 6-10)

In Welcome Home by Lisa Mundorff, young readers will delight in the realistic and literal interpretations of where some of our favourite animals live. Humans love to put their feet up at home after a long day — whether they're in a house, apartment, or cabin. Well, even animals have their own particular homes. Otters kick it on a couch, lions retreat to their dens, and pigeons (the city dwellers that they are) call lofts their home. Where we live is a part of us. (Hardcover. $23.50. RRC Price $21.15. Feiwel & Friends. June) (Ages 3-5)

In The Hideout by Susanna Mattiangeli, illustrated by Felicita Sala, it’s time to go, but no one can find Hannah! She’s in the park with much to do. Deep in the shrubs, she sets up a secret hideout for herself and her companion, an Odd Furry Creature. But then a voice cuts through the branches and says, “Where are you?” Hannah brushes off her paper, and we learn that Hannah was lost — not in the woods — but in her drawing. This dreamlike book illustrates the power of imagination. (Hardcover. $21.99. RRC Price $19.79. Abrams. June) (Ages 4-8)

 

Prehistoric Fun

Introducing Boneyard Pets. These 3D models are fun-to-assemble products for children. Made out of recyclable PVC and recycled HDPE, these prehistoric creatures can be enjoyed as toys after assembly rather than simply admired on a shelf. Made in New York, two sizes and many designs are available.

Prices range from $15.50 to $47.50. RRC applies. (Ages 8+)

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Dog Man #7 is Coming

Make sure to pre-order your copy of Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls by Dav Pilkey!

The Supa Buddies have been working hard to help Dog Man overcome his bad habits. But when his obsessions turn to fears, Dog Man finds himself the target of an all-new supervillain! Meanwhile, Petey the Cat has been released from jail and starts a new life with Li'l Petey. But when Petey's own father arrives, Petey must face his past to understand the difference between being good and doing good. Arrives August 13. (Hardcover. $15.99. RRC Price $14.39. Scholastic.)

In Saskatoon, McNally Robinson and Scholastic Canada invite you to a Graphix Con Dog Man release party for the book. Come get a photo with Dog Man, take selfies at our selfie station and explore graphic novels. We'll also have prizes, activities and of course, copies of the new book for purchase! The party is free to attend. Costumes welcome! Takes place August 13 in our Kids department. (Saskatoon location only.)

 

Creature Feature

In Maximillian Fly by Angie Sage, the title character wants no trouble. Yet because he stands at six feet two, with beautiful indigo wings, long antennae, and more arms than you or me, many are frightened of him. He is a gentle creature that looks like a giant cockroach. This extraordinary human wants to prove his goodness, so he opens his door to two SilverSeed children in search of a place to hide. Instantly, Maximillian’s quiet, solitary life changes. There are dangerous powers after them and they have eyes everywhere. (Hardcover. $21.00. RRC Price $18.90. Katherine Tegan Books. June)

In Umbrella Mouse by Anna Fargher and illustrated by Sam Usher, it is 1940 and London is under attack. Young mouse, Pip Hanway's safe and quiet world is turned upside down when her home is destroyed by a bomb. Orphaned and alone, she must begin a perilous quest to find a new home. But the only way to get there is by joining a secret gang of animals fighting the resistance in France, operating beneath the feet of the human soldiers. Danger is everywhere and Pip must risk everything to save her new friends. (Softcover. $15.95. RRC Price $14.35. Pan Macmillan. June)

 

Spinning a Tale

The Spinner of Dreams by K.A. Reynolds. Annalise Meriwether is terribly lonely. Cursed at birth by the devious Fate Spinner, Annalise has lived a solitary life with her parents. She does her best to ignore the cruel townsfolk — but the black mark on her hand won’t be ignored. Not when the monster living within it grows more unpredictable each day. There’s only one way for Annalise to rid herself of her curse: to enter the Labyrinth of Fate and Dreams and defeat the Fate Spinner. Annalise sets out to undo the curse and show the world, and herself, exactly who she is inside. (Hardcover. $21.00. RRC Price $18.90. HarperCollins. August) WPG EVENT AUG 25

 

TEEN SCENE
New Fantasy Series

The Modern Faerie Tales by Holly Black. Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. She travels from city to city with her mother’s rock band until an ominous attack forces Kaye back to her childhood home. There, amid the industrial, blue-collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye soon finds herself as an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms — a struggle that could very well mean her death. This special bind-up edition includes Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside as well as a new short story. (Softcover. $18.99. RRC Price $17.09. Margaret K. McElderry Books. June)

The Evil Queen by Gena Showalter. In the realm of Enchantia, creatures of legend still exist, magic is the norm and fairy tales are real. Except here fairy tales are prophecies of the future. Though Princess Everly Morrow was raised in the mortal human realm, she knows she’s destined to rule a kingdom in Enchantia. But which one? At seventeen, when an ability to commune with mirrors manifests, she begins to suspect the truth. She is destined to be Snow White’s greatest enemy, the Evil Queen. The battle between good and evil is on. (Hardcover. $24.99. RRC Price $22.49. Inkyard Press. July)

The Chosen by Taran Matharu. Throughout history, people have vanished with no explanation. A group of teenagers are about to discover why. Cade is settling into a new boarding school when he finds himself transported to another realm. He soon discovers their new world is populated with lost remnants from the past: prehistoric creatures, ancient relics, and people. Overwhelmed, Cade has little time to adjust, for soon he and his fellow classmates are forced to become contenders in a brutal game, controlled by mysterious overlords. (Hardcover. $24.99. RRC Price $22.49. Feiwel & Friends. June)

 

Graphics

Grimoire Noir by Vera Greentea, illustrated by Yana Bogatch. Bucky Orson is a bit gloomy. His best friend left him to hang out with way cooler friends, his dad is the town sheriff, and he lives in Blackwell, a town where all the girls are witches. But when his little sister is kidnapped because of her extraordinary power, Bucky has to get out of his own head and go on a strange journey to investigate. And in the process he uncovers the town’s painful history and a conspiracy that will change it forever. (Softcover. $23.50. RRC Price $21.15. First Second. July)

Cheshire Crossing by Andy Weir, illustrated by Sarah Andersen. Alice, Wendy, and Dorothy meet at a supernatural boarding school where they’re meant to learn how to use and control their special, superheroic powers. When villains like the Wicked Witch and Captain Hook form an evil alliance to conquer the worlds of Oz, Neverland, and Wonderland, the girls must work together to save not only these fantastical lands but also the Earth itself. (Softcover. $19.99. RRC Price $17.99. Ten Speed Press. July)

 

Strategy is Everything

In The Gamer's Guide to Getting the Girl by Kristine Scarrow, Zach is used to living in a world of legendary battles, epic journeys, and life-or-death situations. As a gamer, he is hard-wired for adventure, even though it’s from the comfort of his parents’ couch. But nothing has prepared him for battling the biggest storm in Saskatchewan’s history while trapped in the local mall. On top of everything, Zach has finally met the girl of his dreams. (Softcover. $13.99. RRC Price $12.59. Dundurn. June)

 

OUR VIBRANT COMMUNITIES

Winnipeg

Winnipeg Folk Festival. July 11-14. Featuring world music, indie-rock, electronic, country, Celtic and Americana genres, Folk Fest brings together more than 75 performers from across North America and around the world. This four-day weekend festival gives you the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, relax, meet some friendly music-lovers and discover your next favourite artists. winnipegfolkfestival.ca

Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. Presented by Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. July 17-28. Various downtown venues & Old Market Square. The second-largest event of its kind in North America, the Winnipeg Fringe welcomes more than 175 companies from all over the world to present exciting independent theatre to appreciative audiences. The festival also features a diverse range of musicians and entertainers, food trucks, a patio and beer garden, a vendor market and the free Kids Fringe area. winnipegfringe.com

Ballet in the Park. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet. July 24-26. Assiniboine Park Lyric Theatre. This free, family-friendly event has grown to be a staple in many Winnipeggers’ summers and showcases performances by the RWB Company dancers, as well as the RWB School Professional and Recreational Division students under the prairie sky. rwb.org

Gimli Film Festival. Over 100 films in five days! July 24-28. Guaranteed to engage film fans of all ages, the 19th annual festival features the most promising Manitoban and Canadian filmmakers and films from around the world! Enjoy screenings in one of four indoor venues and spend your evening at the RBC Sunset Screenings on Gimli Beach! This year’s focus — Cinema Outside of the Box — showcases expanded cinema performances, media arts installations and virtual reality projects. gimlifilm.com

Muddy Waters 2019. Habitat for Humanity. Kildonan Park. August 11. This annual cycling event raises much needed funds to build affordable housing in Manitoba. Starting in Kildonan Park, this ride has three distances to choose from — a scenic 70 kms, a challenging 110 kms and a 100 mile (Century) route. Recruit your friends, family and co-workers and enjoy a challenging and rewarding experience this summer. habitat.mb.ca

Cinderella. Rainbow Stage. August 13-30. This new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical combines the timeless songs you know and love with a fresh new take on the beloved fairy tale. Rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most cherished songs, including “In My Own Little Corner” and “Ten Minutes Ago” as you take in the lavish sets, costumes and an array of colourful characters. rainbowstage.ca

Stages Biennial 2019. Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art. August 16 - September 2. A series of temporary public art projects throughout the city of Winnipeg curated by Jenifer Papararo and featuring artists Raymond Boisjoly (Vancouver), Daniel Buren (France), FASTWÜRMS (Kim Kozzi and Dai Skuse) (Toronto), Kenneth Lavallee (Winnipeg), Joar Nango (Tromse, Norway), Andrea Roberts (Winnipeg), Silke Otto-Knappe (Los Angeles). Information and locations for each project are available online. plugin.org

CapCom GO! The Apollo Story. Manitoba Museum. Relive the glory days of space exploration and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing, the first time humans set foot on another world. The Apollo program inspired a generation with its bold exploration and amazing scientific and engineering spin-offs that power our world today. What was it like? Where will we go next? manitobamuseum.ca

Animal Inside Out. Manitoba Museum. Until September 2. Explore the intricate biology and physiology of the world’s most spectacular creatures in this new exhibition that takes visitors on an anatomical safari of more than 100 specimens including giraffes, elephants, octopuses, ostriches, lions, horses, bulls, cats, snakes, and dogs. Animal biology textbooks spring to life in this museum learning experience. manitobamuseum.ca

 

Saskatoon

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan. July 3-August 18. Big White Tents off Spadina Crescent. Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan presents productions of As You Like It and The Comedy of Errors! Tickets are available online. shakespearesask.com

Taste of Saskatchewan. Presented by Conexus Credit Union July 16-21. Kiwanis Memorial Park. Saskatoon's festival of fabulous food will feature over 30 of Saskatoon's finest restaurants serving their house favourite dishes in beautiful Kiwanis Park. The menu is outstanding, from succulent entrees to delicious desserts to specialty items — enjoy old favourites or try something new — A Taste of Saskatchewan is indeed Saskatoon's Flavourite Event! tasteofsaskatchewan.ca

Saskatchewan Festival of Words. July 18-21. City of Moose Jaw. Located on the second floor of the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre, Saskatchewan Festival of Words (established in 1996) is a registered charity and non-profit organization that holds an annual literary festival the third weekend in July with 50+ events over 4 days in and around historic downtown Moose Jaw. The festival showcases literary talent from all over Canada including many award winning authors. festivalofwords.com

Ness Creek Music Festival. Big River Saskatchewan. July 18-21. A beloved outdoor music and culture festival in Saskatchewan's boreal forest. Four unforgettable days of great music, camping, and community. nesscreek.com

Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival. August 1-10. Broadway District. The Nutrien Fringe Theatre Festival is an annual theatre and cultural celebration in the heart of the Broadway District in Saskatoon. Four city blocks are the outdoor setting for theatre, arts, crafts, food and busking for the 40,000 visitors attracted annually. 25thstreettheatre.org

Imagination Station: The Watermelon of Despair. Nutrien Fringe Festival Kids. August 1-10. Bring the whole family to join the crew of the amazingly wonderful spaceship The Saucy Wombat! Prepare yourself for a bundle of fun as the kids join in on some silly interpretive dance and work together to defeat the wicked and smelly Ralgar Morethenfish. Playfulness, parties, and PUPPETS abound on the journey to the Saskatoon Fringe with Imagination Station: The Watermelon of Despair! Written and directed by F. David Schultz. Join us for a free in-store preview on July 5 at 10:30 am in the story-circle.

John Arcand Fiddle Fest. August 8-10. The John Arcand Fiddle Fest is a four-day, family-friendly, affordable festival. A one-time gate admission gives you complete access to workshops, concerts, showcases, competitions, old time dances, Métis Cultural Camp, and more. There’s free shuttle service from four Saskatoon locations, free un-serviced camping, an on-site concession and a large children’s activity area. johnarcandfiddlefest.com

Folkfest 2019. August 15-17. Various venues throughout the city. Folkfest is an annual three-day multicultural festival showcasing 18 ethnic pavilions. They promote their cultures through dynamic entertainment, delicious ethnic cuisines and intriguing demonstrations and engaging displays. Something for the whole family. saskatoonfolkfest.com

Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Festival. Big River Saskatchewan. August 16-18. Ness Creek Site. Three days of top-notch music from across North America, featuring a warm, welcoming atmosphere with plenty of opportunities for jamming. Held at the beautiful Ness Creek Site in Saskatchewan's boreal forest. northernlightsbluegrass.com

Music for the ‘Gut’ 9th Annual Benefit Concert for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. August 29, 7:30 pm. TCU Place. Music for the Gut raises awareness and funds for 270,000 Canadians living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease — Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. The eclectic program features a 50-voice choir performing powerful uplifting pop/rock hits and musical theatre standards, in large and small groups, accompanied by their 14-piece orchestra, Gut Banda! Music for the Gut performers are all talented friends of Jordie Hughton — concert founder, and members come from many groups including the Fireside Singers, Saskatoon Summer Players, artists from Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, University of Saskatchewan Music students and graduates, and Saskatoon Academy of Music teachers and students. tcuplace.com

 

OUR RESTAURANT
Prairie Ink is a full-service casual dining destination. Our kitchens are run by professional chefs and our recipes are made from scratch. We work with fresh ingredients, local if possible, and we prepare baked goods (from croissants and muffins to tortes and cakes) in our own bakeries. Our restaurants are not franchises: we own them, operate them and take pride in them. Stop by for a specialty coffee and dessert while you read your favourite book, or come by in the evening for a glass a wine or a great meal!

THE COOL PLACE TO BE
Keep cool this summer with refreshing cocktails, smoothies and house-made iced teas. In Winnipeg we're also now serving fresh cold brew coffee and lemonade (while supplies last)! All summer long you can beat the heat with a cool drink from Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery.

THURSDAY NIGHTS ARE FOR WINE (WINNIPEG)
Join us from 4:00 pm to close when selected bottles of wine are half off (while supplies last & subject to change due to availability). We encourage drinking responsibly and if you are unable to finish your bottle, it can be corked for you to take home. (Winnipeg location only.)

PRAIRIE INK JOINS THE FRAY OF LE BURGER WEEK 2019 (WINNIPEG)
Le Burger Week is a culinary competition September 1 to 7 to crown the burger champion of Winnipeg. The chef from each participating restaurant creates a signature burger, and goes head-to-head to win Le Burger Week crown. Drop by, try our burger, and of course… vote for us.


For more information on Prairie Ink, or to make a reservation, please give us a call:
Winnipeg 204-975-2659 • Saskatoon 306-955-3579

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