Murder, The Maritimes, Migration, Mayhem and More!
May promises to be all that it’s meant to be…our big book send off! Fall will be here before you know it (sorry, but it’s true) so you need to join us on Sunday May 27 at 5:15 for your last reading feeding!
These are also the last readings before you really start to organize and manage your schedule of summer reading! These books are essential inventory!
David Huebert Peninsula Sinking “brings readers an assortment of Maritimers caught between the places they love and the siren call of elsewhere. From submarine officers to prison guards, oil refinery workers to academics, each character in these stories struggles to find some balance of spiritual and emotional grace in the world increasingly on the precipice of ruin. Peninsula Sinking offers up eight urgent and electric meditations on the mysteries of death and life, of grief and love, and never shies away from the joy and horror of our submerging world.” Biblioasis
Mehri Yalfani’s “stories provide a glimpse of life in post-revolutionary Iran, where the new regime that replaced the old one continues the suppression and prosecution of political activists, only more harshly and mercilessly.” “The Street of Butterflies feature Iranian women dealing with displacement, cultural change, and struggles for survival and adaptation as immigrants in North America. At the same time, the challenges they face also reveal the racial, gendered and cultural anxieties of these same individuals who carry with them the biases of their country of origin to the norms of the new land.”
Chris Laing brings us his next book in the Max Dexter series. “The last person I wanted to see again was my mother. But she turned up anyway.” Max Dexter’s mother is apparently in town to meet with Hamilton Mob bosses. But she abandoned Max as a child almost twenty-five years ago. So why in hell should he meet her now? It’s a week before Christmas in 1947 and Max and Isabel are feeling the heat from those dark forces who don’t believe in “Peace on Earth”
Who the Hell is Lizzie Violet? “Lizzie Violet is a writer, horror aficionado, and lover of all things Zombie. She was that creepy little girl you caught reading Poe in cemeteries & continues to do so as an adult. Her shelves are filled with tales of horror, death & creepy little dolls. Those who visit her lair, beware, as there are horrific surprises lurking, waiting, anticipating. Don’t let her sunny smile and quiet demeanour fool you. Those are the creatures you should truly be watching out for.”