ALMOST FAMOUS WOMEN & THE FIRST BAD MAN
our reading list for January 2015
Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman
In her new collection of stories, the author explores the lives of talented, gutsy women throughout history.
Amnesia by Peter Carey
Hack meets hacker when an Internet virus throws open the doors at thousands of American prisons and a journalist goes in pursuit of the person responsible.
From awesome indie press Two Dollar Radio this much-hyped new novel is the saga of two young lovers bound by a fear of food.
A new Canadian crime hero bursts onto the scene in the form of Signy Shepherd, the fast-talking, risk-taking protagonist in this new thriller.
Debut novel by quirky filmmaker and artist tells the story of a woman with a perpetual lump in her throat who sees her many past lives in her present. Fierce, filthy, and funny. (We’ll be selling books at her Toronto event!)
Her by Harriet Lane
Big with the British and perfect for when Gone Girl and The Dinner are done, this smart, psychological thriller is about dangerousf female friendships.
Known for his narratives about the natural world, (The Tiger, The Golden Spruce) the author turns his talents to the literary thriller genre in this story of a young Mexican fleeing to the United States. (signed copies at our Queen street location while supplies last)
Culture Crash by Scott Timberg
Examines the crisis facing the creative class and its unintended consequences. Essential reading for anyone whose living or whose leisure time depends on artistic output.
I Think You're Totally Wrong by David Shields and Caleb Powell
Engages in a fierce and funny debate about life and art.
Lost Breweries of Toronto by Jordan St. John
Hop to it! And take a tour of Toronto's pioneering breweries of old. Until 1888, the block of shops Where Type Books stands was the site of the Farr Brewery. Join Jordan St.John for a signing and short presentation on the Farr and Cosgrave breweries that helped define the Trinity-Bellwoods neighbourhood during the 19th century.
Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City by Pierre Christin & Olivier Balez
This stunning graphic biography journeys into the mind of the architect who designed New York.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Because a January newsletter wouldn’t be complete without at least one “new year, new you” title, this treatise on the Japanese art of decluttering your life is currently sitting pretty at our cash register.
How to Sit & How to Eat by Thich Nhat Hanh
Both parts of the Mindfulness Essentials series are providing some popular food for thought.
ON THE STAFF PICK SHELF
Suspended Sentences by Patrick Modiano, recommended by Kyle
Kyle says: I'm reading Patrick Modiano's collection of three novellas, Suspended Sentences. It's like rereading your everyday experiences, but like everything's now a clue to an unsolvable crime. I feel Modiano's writing has echoes in the mature work of Paul Auster and Roberto Bolaño. And he won the Nobel Prize.
You Are One Of Them by Elliott Holt, recommended by Paul