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The Vancouver Sun and Calgary Herald have published a syndicated review of Meredith Quartermain’s forthcoming novel, U Girl. Read the review online in the Sun or in the Herald, or simply read highlights:
A whimsical pleasure to read, and at times deeply felt and affecting … it will amuse and tease anyone who has ever been young, poor and confused about life. Which must be just about everyone. … readers will happily immerse themselves in the novel’s lost Vancouver – a time when downtown had beer halls rather than gastropubs and students went to libraries to read books and share typewriters rather than search for results on their hand-held devices. Quartermain’s evocation of the wilderness that lay beyond the city at that time – eating oysters on beaches in the Gulf Islands, the ever-present spectre of the mountains – might be the greatest pleasure on offer here, and a far cry from the forest of steel and glass found in today’s city centre. Meredith Quartermain almost makes you believe student pasta can be as evocative as Proust’s Madeleines, and for that we should thank her.
U Girl will be available in September for $19.95.
From 1988 until the end of 2016, Salt-Water Moon was in print with its original yellow cover, which featured now-outdated type design and a production still from one of the original productions of this sweet play. Now, as the play experiences something of a revival, and as the book goes into its eighth printing, we are pleased to show off the newly redesigned cover of Salt-Water Moon.Tuesday September 26, 2017 in Meta-Talon
From Oral to Written is a study of Native literature published in Canada between 1980 and 2010, a catalogue of amazing books that sparked the embers of a dormant voice. Leading Aboriginal author Tomson Highway surveys the first wave of Native writers published in Canada, highlighting the most gifted authors and the best stories they have told, offering non-Native readers access to reconciliation and understanding, and at the same time engendering among Native readers pride in a stellar body of work. On Meta-Talon, read a selection from Highway’s prologue.Thursday August 10, 2017 in Meta-Talon
August 12 is Buy a Quebec Book Day – and have we got books for you! Browse our list of 12 august and recently published Quebec books – any of which we would, of course, recommend. Read the list, and then get out to your local bookstore this Saturday and show la belle province some literary love!Friday June 23, 2017 in Meta-Talon
The Gorge: Selected Writing by Nancy Shaw launched in April, 2017 at the Western Front in Vancouver. To launch Shaw’s book, published posthumously, editor Catriona Strang read from The Gorge, and then this video was played to a rapt audience. In the video, you’ll hear the voice of Nancy Shaw, reading poems from her book Cold Trip (2006; co-authored with Catriona Strang).
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