Ferocious Fearlessness: In Conversation with Catherine Lalonde and Oana Avasilichioaei, author and translator of The Faerie Devouring

The Faerie Devouring is a modern-day fable and feminist bildungsroman by Quebecois author Catherine Lalonde and reimagined by the award-winning poet and translator Oana Avasilichioaei. The Faerie Devouring tells the story of the sprite, her absent mother (who dies in childbirth), and a brood of fatherless boys all raised by Gramma, a stalwart matriarch and wicked faerie godmother. From […]

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Feature Friday: The Faerie Devouring by Catherine Lalonde, Translated by Oana Avasilichioaei

In this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we are excited to bring you an excerpt from the newly released The Faerie Devouring, a modern-day fable and feminist bildungsroman by Quebecois author Catherine Lalonde and reimagined by the award-winning poet and translator Oana Avasilichioaei. The Faerie Devouring tells the story of the sprite, her absent mother (who […]

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The Modern Self is a Reader Self: In Conversation with Bertrand Laverdure and Oana Avasilichioaei

Bertrand Laverdure’s novel, Readopolis, translated by Oana Avasilichioaei, playfully examines the idea that human beings are more connected by their reading abilities than by anything else. Originally published in French as Lectodôme (Le Quartanier, 2008), the novel was critically-acclaimed and was a finalist for the 2009 Grand Prix littéraire Archambault. A review in Le Devoir […]

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Curl Up: 5 Long Weekend Reads

Have you been looking forward to the May long weekend to relax, take a trip, visit with friends, or read a good book? Possibly a bit of everything? Whether you plan to curl up with a book at the cottage, in the city, or en route to a destination, BookThug has you covered. Here are […]

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Feature Friday: Readopolis by Bertrand Laverdure, Translated by Oana Avasilichioaei

For this edition of Feature Friday, we’re pleased to bring you an excerpt from the novel Readopolis by award-winning author Bertrand Laverdure, translated by Oana Avasilichioaei. BookThug is pleased to be Bertrand’s English language publisher. Readopolis (Lectodôme in the original French) is his second novel in translation with BookThug, after 2014’s Universal Bureau of Copyrights, […]

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Love at First Sight: BookThug First Lines

In honour of Valentine’s Day, we’re celebrating a special kind of love: book love, AKA bibliophilia. You know, that special kind of love you feel for the perfect book. Books, how do we love thee? Let’s count the ways. Some remain our long-time partner, accumulating through the years the affection of our handwritten notes, dog-ears, […]

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The BookThug Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect book for your loved ones this holiday season? The BookThug Team is here to help! For Your Best Friend Pauls by Jess Taylor features ten poignant stories about different men and women named Paul as they love, lose and yearn. There is something for everyone in this critically-acclaimed debut which Heather […]

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