Happy New Year, everyone! It’s 2018 (wut?) and Biblioasis is ready to charge into another year (we’re not but).
To warm up the New Year (help us the world is horror) before we start sharing some exciting information about 2018 titles, here’s a recap of some of the final Biblioasis media of 2017 that came in while the office was shut down for the holidays:
The Globe & Mail asks “Who will save our bookstores?” and celebrates Jorge Carrion’s Bookshops for the loving tribute it pays to these endangered edifices.
Globe & Mail: Who will save our bookstores, and the communities they tie together?
Kevin Hardcastle’s In the Cage continues to draw praise for its unflinching look at rural poverty, violence, and fraught relationships. San Francisco’s Zyzzyva says “In the Cage is both fresh and haunting. It is a novel of grace and brutality, and the balance between them.”
Zyzzyya: Violence and Consequences on the Fringes of Society: ‘In the Cage’ by Kevin Hardcastle
Finally, Chris Viner reflected on Robyn Sarah’s Wherever We Mean to Be for Compulsive Reader, saying “What is most inspiring is how the poet appears to be in complete comfort with her own solace, how the poems span a whole private cosmos that is utterly in touch and at one with itself. The most solitary poems, the ones that take the speaker for a walk through a city or a dirt path, or a church yard or a garden, always remind one of how important it is to spend time alone, getting to know your own universe.”
Compulsive Reader: A review of Wherever We Mean to Be by Robyn Sarah