Librairie D+Q Picks of the Week: November 29 2018

November 29, 2018

Librairie D+Q Picks of the Week: November 29 2018

Every week, the staff of Librairie D+Q select our favourite new releases. Read on for this week's picks! 

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Anna Burns

Winner of the Man Booker Prize“Everything about this novel rings true. . . . Original, funny, disarmingly oblique and unique.”—The Guardian  In an unnamed city,...

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Milkman, Anna Burns

Winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize, Milkman is a gossip-filled, danger-sensing, enigmatic novel set in Northern Ireland. If the rest of the novel is anything like the first line, we’re in for something special - “The day Somebody McSomebody put a gun to my breast and called me a cat and threatened to shoot me was the same day the milkman died.” Hooked.

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Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse

Frederic Morin, David McMillan, Meredith Erickson

It's the end of the world as we know it. Or not. Either way, you want Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse in your bunker...

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Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse, Frédéric Morin, David McMillan and Meredith Erickson

Another solid cookbook from one of Montreal’s most well-regarded restaurants - no. 3 in Canada according to a nationwide best-of list, no big deal. Referred to as the “rogue princess of Canadian cuisine and hospitality” by the late Anthony Bourdain, the Joe Beef restaurants exemplify an unpretentious approach to food as shown in the over 150 recipes compiled here anticipating the coming world’s end.  

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A Matter of Taste

Rebecca Tucker

How farmer's markets and organic produce became synonymous with 'good food' and why they shouldn't be. How did farmer's markets, nose­to­tail, locavorism, organic eating,...

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A Matter of Taste, Rebecca Tucker

The newest installment in Coach House Books’ Exploded Views series questions the concept of organic farming culture as the be-all end-all of sustainable food production. What do we mean when we say “good food” and how can we to go forward providing good food globally and affordably when we’ve exploited the traditional means?

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Talking Back to the Indian Act

Talking Back to the Indian Act is a comprehensive "how-to" guide for engaging with primary source documents. The intent of the book is to...

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Talking Back to the Indian Act, Mary-Ellen Kelm and Keith D. Smith

This book takes a detailed look at the Indian Act - legislation that has profoundly shaped the Canadian government’s relationship with Indigenous peoples and communities. Offering readers tools to engage with the historical document in a thoughtful and critical way, the authors demonstrate a deeply informed close reading that makes the veiled, multi-layered text all the more accessible and comprehensible.

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Granta 145: Ghosts

This issue of Granta is about time and about ghosts – the ghosts of our past selves, the shadows of past injuries, the ghosts of history,...

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Granta 145: Ghosts

Leaving impressions of the ghostly and the spectral, the latest issue of Granta is an eerie punch-to-the-gut. It includes writings from Anne Carson, Sheila Heti, Amos Oz, Eugene Lim, Andre Aciman, Jana Prikryl, and more, ensuring that you’ll be in good hands from beginning to end.