Author: Naomi Fontaine
Publisher: arsenal pulp press
Kuessipan is an extraordinary, meditative novel about life among the Native Innu people of northeast Quebec. With the grace and perfect pitch, author Naomi Fontaine (herself an Innu) conjures up a world that reads like no other, and a community—of nomadic hunters and fishers, of mothers and children—who endure a harsh and sometimes cruel reality with quiet dignity.
Author: Natasha Kanapé Fontaine
Publisher: Mawenzi House/Tsar Publishers
Poetry. Native American Studies. Translated by Howard Scott. In this, her third volume of poetry, Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, the Aboriginal writer from Quebec again confronts the loss of her landscape and language.
Author: Roald Dahl
Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!
Author: Alain Braux
Publisher: Alain Braux
Chef Alain Braux's approach to healthy eating is literally "down to earth" in this delightful and extremely useful guide to balanced, nutritious meals on a budget. With a passion for flavor and fresh ingredients, Braux takes us through an eye-opening grocery shopping experience (including the 12 most contaminated foods in the produce section, and what "natural" really means on food labels), to alternative shopping choices (farmers' markets, growing your own). Inspired by the foods he grew up with in his native France, Chef Braux's recipes will not only sate the appetite, but can feed a family of four on roughly $40 per day! Try the Soupe a la Tomate et aux Pommes (tomato and apple soup, $2.03 per serving), the Crepes aux Courgettes (zucchini crepes, $1.18 per serving), or the Poulet Epice au Basilic (spicy chicken with basil, $2.56 per serving). A truly valuable guide to nutrition, plus who knew French cooking could be so affordable!
Author: Kelly Norah Drukker
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
We come / to kneel at the doorway, / to peer into that kind of / dark. To think our way / backwards, listening. Tracing a series of journeys, real and imagined, Kelly Norah Drukker’s Small Fires opens with a section of poems set on Inis Mór, a remote, Irish-speaking island off the west coast of County Galway, where the poet-as-speaker discovers the ways in which remnants of the island’s early Christian monastic culture brush up against island life in the twenty-first century. Also present is a series of poems set in the Midi-Pyrénées and in the countryside around Lyon. Linked to the shorter poems in the collection by landscape, theme, and tone is a set of longer narrative poems that give voice to imagined speakers who are, each in a different way, living on the margins. The first describes a young emigrant woman’s crossing from Ireland to Canada in the early twentieth century, where she must sacrifice her tie to the land for the uncertain freedom of a journey by sea, while a second depicts the lives of silk workers living under oppressive conditions in Lyon in the 1830s. In detailed and musical language, the poems in Small Fires highlight aspects of landscape and culture in regions that are haunted by marginal and silenced histories. The collection concludes with a long poem written as a response to American writer Paul Monette’s autobiographical work Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir.
Author: Boris Vian
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The basis of the new major movie from Michel Gondry, starring Audrey Tautou, the beloved French modern classic hailed as "the most poignant love story of our time" by Raymond Queneau The story is simple: Boy meets girl; boy marries girl; girl falls ill on their honeymoon with a water lily on the lung, which can only be treated by being surrounded by flowers; boy goes broke desperately trying to keep his true love alive. First published in 1947, Mood Indigo perfectly captures the feverishly creative, melancholy romance of mid-century Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Recently voted number ten on Le Monde's list of the 100 Books of the Century (the top ten also included works by Camus, Proust, Kafka, Hemingway, and Steinbeck), Boris Vian's novel has been an icon of French literature for fifty years—the avant-garde, populist masterpiece by one of twentieth-century Paris's most intriguing cultural figures, a touchstone for generations of revolutionary young people, a jazz-fueled, science-fiction-infused, sexy, fantastical, nouveau-decadent tear-jerker that has charmed and beguiled hundreds of thousands of readers around the world. With the help of Michel Gondry and Audrey Tautou, it is set to seduce many, many more.
Author: Mark Lavorato
Publisher: House of Anansi
From one of Canada’s brightest emerging writers comes an unforgettable tale of love, art, and life. Set in the vividly imagined streets of 1920s Montreal, Serafim and Claire is the beautiful, moving, and compulsively readable story of two dreamers whose worlds become forever connected. Claire Audette is a dancer whose reputation in the vaudeville houses of 1920s Montreal is rapidly on the rise. Serafim Vieria is a photographer and lonely immigrant, wandering the streets of the same city haunted by memories of a lost love in his native Portugal. Around them, the Twenties are roaring, and the metropolis is simmering: corrupt politicians, the burgeoning of jazz, the emerging suffragette movement, trouble in the Red Light, fascism in the Italian community, with the English/French divide cleaving through it all. And as Serafim and Claire’s lives begin to intertwine, a dangerous plot forms that could boost both their fortunes. Can their naïve yet cunning plan succeed? Can they make their own luck? And, if they fail, what will become of their budding love? Serafim and Claire is the unforgettable story of two idealistic yet flawed dreamers being drawn together, and of the vibrant city and times in which they live. In lush and beautiful prose, Mark Lavorato brings an entire world vividly to life.
Author: Ananda Dev
Publisher: Random House India
‘To say that, in fact, writing has been no more than a way of talking about the body and nothing but the body...’ Lost to the meaning of her life, a foreign writer arrives in Delhi seeking the wordless company of strangers. Delhi is an exploded sun, bleeding everywhere its untrammelled chaos: the feral dampness of bus fumes; the suicidal rush of scooters; the autorickshaw seats impregnated with thousands of odours—nauseous accretions of India’s muddy human tide. The men with their stinking bidis rule as masters and the women remain walled in by centuries of tradition. The author, infatuated by a quiet lady on the street, begins to seek the untamed and undiscovered country that lies below her sari, the delicate throbbing hidden beneath her silence. As she rediscovers her voice and the ability to write a story, and as monsoon arrives, low and heavy-bellied, washing away the concrete barricades of custom, a secret encounter in a music store opens up an ancient darwaza of forbidden pleasures. Bursting with sharp irreverence, Indian Tango is a story of fleshly transgression and unlikely liberation in the patriachopolis of New Delhi.
Author: Michel Jodoin
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Un tour du monde gourmand des plus grandes traditions alimentaires favorisant la vitalité, la longévité et la santé optimale : Japon - Chine - Inde - Vietnam - Thaïlande - Crète - Grèce - Italie - Provence * Explorez les secrets de santé de la cuisine asiatique et méditerranéenne ! * Découvrez les meilleures recommandations alimentaires en fonction des plus grandes recherches nutritionnelles ! * Apprenez à adapter chacune de ces recommandations à votre condition personnelle à l'aide de la médecine traditionnelle orientale ! En appliquant les principes de ce livre vous pourrez : * Exprimer votre pleine vitalité ! * Savourer la santé ! * Offrir une résistance à la maladie ! * Ralentir le vieillissement ! Un guide pratique pour explorer le plaisir et la sagesse au menu avec plus de 440 recettes rapides, faciles et savoureuses !