Archive for December, 2008
Wednesday, December 10th, 2008
I’m sure that many of you, as I do, love to receive books as a gift. Although I enjoy picking out the titles I read, there’s also a thrill that comes with receiving a book that someone else has thoughtfully chosen for me.
This holiday season consider giving one (or more) of our titles to discerning readers on your gift list.
Here are just a few suggestions but please do browse our entire catalogue to find that perfect book.
For readers who love a personal story about an extraordinary life lived, check out our Life Writing series. Here’s a sample:
Broad Is the Way: Stories from Mayerthorpe — Margaret Norquay
Pursuing Giraffe: A 1950s Adventure — Anne Innis Dagg
Love and War in London: A Woman’s Diary, 1939–1942 — Olivia Cockett, edited by Robert Malcolmson
Becoming My Mother’s Daughter: A Story of Survival and Renewal — Erika Gottlieb
For readers who like to debate policy and politics, one or more of these titles might fit the bill:
Uneasy Partners: Multiculturalism and Rights in Canada — Janice Gross Stein, David Robertson Cameron, John Ibbitson, Will Kymlicka, John Meisel, Haroon Siddiqui, and Michael Valpy
Afghanistan: Transition Under Threat —Geoffrey Hayes and Mark Sedra, editors
Critical Mass: The Emergence of Global Civil Society — James W. St.G. Walker and Andrew S. Thompson, editors
And for the poetry lovers on your list, try a few from the Laurier Poetry series:
Children of the Outer Dark: The Poetry of Christopher Dewdney — selected with an introduction by Karl E. Jirgens
Blues and Bliss: The Poetry of George Elliott Clarke — selected with an introduction by Jon Paul Fiorentino
Before the First Word: The Poetry of Lorna Crozier — selected with an introduction by Catherine Hunter
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
The Quill and Quire is reporting that the Saturday Books section of the Globe and Mail will no longer be published as a stand-alone section but will be folded into the popular Focus section. Editor-in-chief Edward Greenspon calls the section “a little bit of a ghetto” on its own and hopes the popular Focus section will increase its readership. As someone who only ever buys a print version of the Globe on a Saturday because of the Books section, I’m surprised by that comment. As publishers and as readers, we can only hope that this move, and the planned enhancement of online book coverage, is really intended to increase readership and doesn’t point to the demise of the section altogether. It’s a fine publication and I can’t imagine my Saturday morning cup of tea without it.