TYPE TALK | September |
TYPE TALK: SEPTEMBER
Read on for top tips to get your literary leanings covered as the nights start drawing in.
NW — Zadie Smith returns to the landscape of her break-out debut, White Teeth, with this new novel of class, choices, and generations in North-West London. Chaotic in parts, but dazzlingly written.
ONE LAST THING BEFORE I GO — Type staff favourite Jonathan Tropper returns with another hilarious and heart-rending tale of a family’s attempts to connect.
SWEET TOOTH — Espionage and intrigue abound in Ian McEwan’s latest, the story of a woman groomed for the Intelligence Service in Cold-War era Britain.
TELEGRAPH AVENUE — An indie record store, a nearby megastore, and the testing of friendships and families across racial divides form Michael Chabon’s latest.
THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE HER — Pulitzer winner Junot Diaz is back with his first book since The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
Y — Marjorie Celona’s much buzzed-about and Giller-longlisted story of questions and choices begins when a baby is left at the YMCA.
EVERY LOVE STORY IS A GHOST STORY — DT Max’s biography of the late, great David Foster Wallace.
HOW MUSIC WORKS — David Byrne explores why the past matters and what the future might bring in this glossy examination of how music works.
MORTALITY — A collection of Christopher Hitchens’ columns in Vanity Fair chronicling his battle with cancer.
VAGINA: A NEW BIOGRAPHY — The vagina as intrinsic component of the female brain…? Science meets cultural history meets personal experience in Noami Wolf’s book about lady bits.
Out later this month …
1982 — Q host Jian Ghomeshi’s witty memoir is an homage to 1982 that will have you cranking up your New Wave and reminiscing about first loves and big stereos.
THE CASUAL VACANCY — JK Rowling’s first book for grown-ups. Cue midnight line-ups and LOTS of reviews.
JOSEPH ANTON — Salman Rushdie’s memoir of being forced underground by the fatwa hits shelves just ahead of the movie of Midnight’s Children.
THE MAGIC OF SAIDA — In this new novel from M.G. Vassanji a Canadian doctor returns to East Africa in search of his childhood sweetheart.
WAGING HEAVY PEACE — Neil Young’s long-awaited memoir has blockbuster written all over it.
Back to School
The auspicious first day of school is upon us. We’ve got markers, pencils, pencil cases, journals, Thermoses and every kind of lunch bag, cooler pack and snack pack you could possibly need to get your kids ready to take on the new school year. We also have a suitable read or two, too.
696 SILLY SCHOOL JOKES AND RIDDLES — To add a more light-hearted, belly-laughing moment to the studious school day.
F FOR EFFORT — “Q: Fossil fuels are usually associated with which type of rock? A: Classic rock.” This plus scores of other hilariously wrong answers from kids’ tests and homework are gathered together in one handy volume. Could make a perfect present for teacher.
FOLLOW THE LINE TO SCHOOL — Companion to the the graphically stunning and narratively simple Follow the Line. Bet you can’t guess where the line goes this time …
**As ever, if you’d like us to put a book on order or on hold for you, just give us a call at your nearest store**
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BOOK LAUNCH: Debbie Ridpath Ohi (illustrator), I’m BoredWednesday, September 26, 6 – 8pm
POETRY READING: Jan Conn launches Edge Effects. Jim Nason reads from Narcissus Unfolding and his forthcoming collection, Music Garden.
BOOK LAUNCH: Mary Patterson, The Monks and MeFriday, September 7, 7:30 – 9pm, The Garrison, 1197 Dundas Street West
FOUND MAGAZINE’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR.
With Davy and Peter Rothbart.Tuesday, September 18, 7 – 8:30pm, Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
People at Type: ANDREA CURTIS
ANDREA RECOMMENDS: POTATOES ON ROOFTOPS: FARMING IN THE CITY by Hadley Dyer; EVERYBODY HAS EVERYTHING by Katrina Onstad; PULPHEAD by John Jeremiah Sullivan
**Image at top: Back to School lunch window at Type Queen West by Ghostface Knitta
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