Filles Missiles - Hiver 2016 (collectif)
13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl (Mona Awad)
The Complete Wimmen's Comix (Trina Robbins)
The alternative comics scene of the late 1960s and early 1970s was largely male-dominated, that is until a group of ten women cartoonists got together to intervene. The result was all-women comics anthology Wimmen's Comix, which gave rise to many of the most renowned cartoonists in America, and addressed subject matter that was largely ignored by the "boys club" school of underground cartoonists. This new edition collects all of the long out of print issues in a beautiful slip case format.
What is Not Yours is Not Yours (Helen Oyeyemi)
Helen Oyeyemi's previous novels, Boy Snow Bird and Mr. Fox have been store favourites for years, so we're quite excited about her first collection of short stories. These 9 ethereal tales are heavily influenced by fairy tales and folklore. There is a literary conceit in that each story involves a key, metaphorical or literal, which provides cohesiveness to the collection. Oyeyemi's sharp humour and imaginative prose flourish in the short story format.
Birdie (Tracey Lindberg)
Everyone should pick up a copy of this 2016 Canada Reads contender! Bernice, a.k.a. Birdie, a “big, beautiful Cree woman” who uproots herself from Northern Alberta and moves to Gibson’s B.C. (of Beachcombers fame) is an immanently likeable character: funny, kind, resilient and smart. Despite leaving her home behind, her troubled past refuses to let her be, and she goes into an extended “sleepwake” state to process the traumatic memories of her past, while 3 women keep vigil. An essential read from a brilliant new voice in fiction.
Happy International Women's Day, everyone. Let's keep reading women today and every day!