Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
Hang on to your hats, folks. My first post in nearly three months just happens to be for a book that I adored and from which I scribbled down pages of notes and quotes, so this might take a while . . . If you’ve been paying attention, you probably know by now that I…
Brie Larson, Naomi Watts are radiant in exclusive first look at The Glass Castle Woody Harrelson also stars in the dysfunctional family drama, slated for release in 2017 After helping to shatter a glass ceiling as the star of Marvel’s first major movie with a female lead, Oscar-winner Brie Larson is stepping into The Glass Castle, a…
Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart
After a disappointing erotic romance and a 520-page French classic, this light-hearted memoir of a charmed summer in 1945 New York was exactly what I needed. The first women to ever be employed as pages at Tiffany’s, Marjorie and Marty spent four short months living the dream (on a strict budget of $20 a week, of…
Quoted: A House in the Sky
It was a lesson the world had already taught me and was teaching me still. You don’t know what’s possible until you actually see it. Amanda Lindhout is truly incredible. Her memoir was hard to read and even harder to put down.
Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs
It’s been a while since I’ve delved into the insanely entertaining (and entertainingly insane) world of Augusten Burroughs and I am very glad to have revisited it. While his captivating memoirs each focus on certain eras in his life (Running with Scissors on his relationship with his mother and his time spent living with her…
Stolen review: It’s Only the Himalayas
I told my friend Michelle (hi, Michelle!) that she had to read S. Bedford‘s It’s Only the Himalayas: And Other Tales of Miscalculation from an Overconfident Backpacker. I badgered her about it for months leading up to its release. Really talked it up. She’s a busy mom of two tiny wee people, so she’s lucky if she has time…
Free book alert!
At work, to celebrate the release of our spring titles, we’re giving away five copies of each. The first wave will be going out soon, so click on the photos below to enter to win by March 30.16.
The Piano Shop on the Left Bank by Thad Carhart
A stunning love letter to pianos: “We invest it with our dreams, we touch it offhandedly as we walk by, we crown it with favorite photos and treasured objects until it becomes a kind of domestic shrine. But when it is gone from our lives, it can’t really be replaced, not for what it encompasses as…
I work with books
Behold: TouchWood Editions and Brindle & Glass books for spring 2016.
I love books and I love lists, so what better way to celebrate the end of the year than with a bunch of Best Books of 2015 lists (a two column bulleted list that I coded myself, I might add): Quill & Quire (notable) The Globe and Mail Chapters Indigo CBC National Post Writers’ Trust Publishers…