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Reading Bingo: 9 Books With a Blue Cover

  This post is for everyone participating in Reading Bingo. (Or those of you who only read books with blue covers.) Some of the squares in Reading Bingo might seem a little strange when taken out of context. Like this one for instance; “A Book With a Blue Cover.” When making the card we thought [...]

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Has Your Book Club Discussed Death Yet?

Has Your Book Club Discussed Death Yet?

  A few of us in the office were discussing the reality tv show Long Island Medium the other day, and had an animated debate over whether it’s all fake or true (it’s totally true!). It struck me that the topic of death and what happens afterward always brings up some really good discussion, and [...]

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Why the Characters from All My Puny Sorrows Will Make an Impression on Your Heart

  You know what will happen when you read Miriam Toews new novel, All My Puny Sorrows? You will cry and then, you’ll laugh. Known for her insightful and memorizing novels, All My Puny Sorrows tells the story of two sisters, one of which is desperately trying to save her sister from committing suicide. It [...]

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Guest Post from Terry Fallis: 5 Reasons You Should Read Tragedy in the Commons by Alison Loat and Michael MacMillan

  Terry Fallis stopped by Retreat to share five reasons you should read, Tragedy in the Commons: Former Members of Parliament Speak Out About Canada’s Failing Democracy by Alison Loat and Michael MacMillan. Fixing Our Democracy: The Free Ride is Over Even though I once made my living as a political staffer in Ottawa, I’m not happy [...]

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The Word Exchange Word Search

  We in the publishing business, fall even more in love books like The Word Exchange, because it’s about books. But it’s about so much more than that, it’s about language and technology, power and corruption.  In the not so distant future, the forecasted “death of print” has become a reality. Bookstores, libraries, newspapers and [...]

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Guest Post: Claire Battershill Celebrates Circus with Letterpress Bookmarks

  Claire Battershill stopped by Retreat to share a look at creating letterpress printing. She created unique bookmarks to celebrate her new book, Circus. A dazzling collection of award-winning stories with the emotional punch, sharp wit, and disarming charm of Rebecca Lee, Karen Russell, Neil Smith, and Jessica Grant. We’re giving away 10 homemade bookmarks [...]

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Books We’d Like to See as Movies

  The relationship between books and movies has a long history and it’s one we touch on often here at Retreat,  for example books into movies 2014 and surprising author cameos. But this time we wanted to get out in front of the next great literature inspired movie and make our own suggestions. Here are [...]

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Why You Need to Drop Everything and Read Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese

  I was going to start this post with… You need to drop everything and read Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese because, it’s a beautiful and heart-wrenching read! But I realize you might need some more context than just my word, so I’m going to share some of the reasons why I think you really [...]

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Authors in the House: March Giveaway

  Talk about March Madness! We has a ton of fantastic authors come by the office this month and are excited to share their books with you! Enter to win a fantastic prize pack, made up of a signed copy of each of the following books. From sports to memoirs, fiction to fitness this month’s [...]

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Books We Can’t Wait For You To Read in April!

  Can you believe that Spring is almost here? April seems like it’s been a long time coming and not just because of the dismal weather. It’s also a month that brings us so many highly anticipated books! This month’s list of books we can’t wait for you to read is a bit of a [...]

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