DECEMBER 2015

Review by Sarah Sawyers-Lovett: Long Read Hair by Meags Fitzgerald (9781894994958)- “so nuanced and elegant that I re-read it several times to appreciate the way Fitzgerald’s words work in tandem with the ways in which she presents them. Her art is deceptively simple, with unique panel layouts and a variety of hand drawn fonts. The book is as interesting to look at as it is to read.” | Lambda Literary

Chosen by CBC as One of the Best Books of 2015: Don't Get Eaton by Anything by Dakota McFadzean (9781894994903) | CBC Books

Bestseller List: Another Margaret byJanice MacDonald (9780888015518) | Edmonton Journal 

Book Review: A Serious Call by Don Coles (9780889843806) - "I am in awe of this book. I cannot recommend it enough, un-selfconscious and very endearing." | Canadian Literature 

Literary Mysteries Feature: The Sicilian Wife by Caterina Edwards (9781927535608) - "This is the feminist answer for fans of The Godfather, with all the urgency and pacing of the classic film." | All Lit Up

Rap Sheet's List of Favourite Crime Fiction Novels of 2015: Open Season by Peter Kirby (9781927535783) | The Rap Sheet

Recommended Reading: Careen by Carolyn Smart (9781771313827) - Emily Pohl-Weary writes, "Second are two Canadian poetry collections that stayed with me for months. Carolyn Smart's Careen is a biography in poetic verse of the harsh poverty, desperation, and anger that formed the infamous Bonnie and Clyde duo." | The Writer's Trust of Canada

Poetry, Textures of Loss (Queer Frontiers. Spec. issue of Canadian Literature 224): Lake of Two Mountains by Arleen Pare (9781926829876) - Arleen Paré won the 2014 Governor General’s Award for Lake of Two Mountains—meditations centred on a fraught return (imagined and actual) to a childhood summer house on the Lac des Deux Montagnes, where the Ottawa meets the St Lawrence near the towns of Oka and Hudson, Québec. | Canadian Literature

All Lit Up's Favourite Covers of 2015: Monologue Dogs by Meira Cook (9781771313575) - "Dazzling collection of masques from Manitoba Book of the Year- and Walrus Poetry Prize-winning author." | All Lit Up

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