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Atlantic Book Awards Presents: Notes from a Feminist Killjoy


Interested in talking about how to be a feminist killjoy in everyday life? Shortlisted for both the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award and Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing, Erin Wunker, author of Notes from a Feminist Killjoy, will be doing a reading and discussion of feminism. Questions welcome and books will be for sale at Bookmark II!

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Atlantic Book Awards Presents: Phonse Jessome


Award-winning journalist and best-selling author Phonse Jessome will read from Disposable Souls, shortlisted for the 2017 Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction. He will also deliver a talk that explores the social value of Noir fiction as a form of journalism that examines the many ills in our society. Books will be available for sale from Bookmark II.

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A map of Halifax in the 1950s by George Elliott Clarke

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The Motorcyclist is a novel of Halifax in the Jim Crow era and shows the clearest of colour lines as itmaps the city and its late 1950s landmarks. Yet, the issues Carl and the women he loves and hurts remain as current as asphalt.

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Real Heroes Get PTSD

in #82 Winter 2016/Features/Fiction by

Lately, our literary detective-types have been showing some realistic signs of wear and tear. It can show up as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a lasting psychological disorder resulting from exposure to a harrowing experience, with symptoms that range from nightmares and flashbacks to memories that trigger muscle tension and increased heart rate.

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December 2016 Top 5 Reads from Atlantic Canada

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Check out the top 5 best-selling books at Chapters-Indigo in each Atlantic province.

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A Glimpse of Giller

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“I wanted to look at how body image can really affect your life. And it’s still prevalent, no matter how PC we are, because we just aren’t comfortable in our skin.” -Mona Awad

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Writing With Cancer

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…we need to heal from many things.

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