Holiday Recommendations: Day Five

The last of our Holiday Recommendations is here: three books we loved from 2018 which will make wonderful last-minute gift options for your nearest and dearest. Happy Holidays from us to you, and to the lucky person who receives a book from you this season! Margot’s Pick: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (Grove/Atlantic, 9780802128256) Perfect for:…

Holiday Recommendations: Day Four

The holidays are almost upon us! The malls are packed, the post office is filled with Amazon orders, and your local independent bookstore is a beacon of hope for last-minute but meaningful gifts. Here are three more recommendations from us at Martin and Associates… Margot’s Pick: Cyril and Pat by Emily Gravett (Pan Macmillan, 9781509857272)…

Holiday Recommendations: Day Three

If gift-buying stress is getting you down, we’re here for you with three more recommendations for the readers in your life. Read on, and get thee to a bookstore! Bronte’s Pick: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi (Grove/Atlantic, 9780802127358) Perfect for: lovers of international literature and dramatic reads One of the most anticipated and best reviewed novels…

Holiday Recommendations: Day Two

Winter wonderland or not, there are holidays coming up and you’re probably looking for gift inspiration. Martin and Associates is here for you with more of our favourite books of 2018. Read on and stress less! Margot’s Pick: Jerome By Heart by Thomas Scotto and Olivier Tallec (Enchanted Lion, 9781592702503) Perfect for: children who need a…

Book of the Week: Loaded

Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz 9780872867239 | $24.50 CAD PB | 236 pp. | Available Now City Lights Publishers, distributed by Publisher’s Group Canada With Loaded, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz pulls together Second Amendment rights and white supremacy in the United States, arguing that they are inextricably linked. Reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly praise…

Book of the Week: The World’s Biggest Fart

The World’s Biggest Fart Rafael Ordonez Cuadrado, illustrated by Laure du Fay 9788494597145 | $24.50 CAD CL | 38 pp. | Available Now Nube Ocho, distributed by Publisher’s Group Canada   A farting contest…between animals…in the jungle. This is the foundation for The World’s Biggest Fart, published in English and Spanish (El Pedo Más Grande del…