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 O’Neill calls “a magical and penetrating collection of strange, mundane, traumatized and ecstatic people who are all named Paul.”
For the Avid Reader
Universal Bureau of Copyrights by Quebecois author Bertrand Laverdure, and translated by Oana Avasilichioaei, is a bold, strange and addictive novel that envisions a world where free will doesn’t exist, and an enigmatic global corporation buys and sells copyrights for all things on Earth, including real and fictional characters.
For the Poet
the pet radish, shrunken by Pearl Pirie is a quirky and fresh, playful yet serious, poetry collection that deals in the poetics of sound, language, and play. American poet Eduardo C. Corral calls it “a gorgeous rebellion.”
For the Resident Genealogist
a thin line between by Wanda Praamsma is a poignant, and at times humorous, portrait of a Dutch-Canadian family and a close look into a young woman’s exploration of her own being and creative life.
For the Artist
Polyamorous Love Song by interdisciplinary artist and writer Jacob Wren, is a novel of intertwined narratives concerning the relationship between art life and philosophy. This avant-garde book was selected by The Globe and Mail as a Top 100 Book of 2014.
For the Hipster
The Hunt by Jason Dickson is a truly unique book told only through postcards while revealing the fragmented story of a nameless family’s search for their mother’s murderer.
Photo by Kate Zaidova.