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Books Received Recently

Here's a picture of the recent books received at the office. What are you most looking forward to reading? Tell us! Go to the comment field below (or to Facebook or Twitter)! 

Concetta Principe, Hiroshima: A L̶o̶v̶e̶ War Story (Pedlar Press)
Cora Siré, Behold Things Beautiful (Signature Editions)
Jessica Hiemstra, The Holy Nothing (Pedlar Press)
Sean Howard, The Photographer's Last Picture (Gaspereau Press)
Nyla Matuk, Stranger (Signal Editions)
Pier Giorgio Di Cicco, My Life Without Me (Mansfield Press)
Jack Fitzgerald, Treasury of Newfoundland Stories Vol. 2 (Creative Publishers)
Robert Chafe, Two Man Tent (Breakwater Books)
James Deahl, To Be With a Woman (Lummox Press)
Matt Robinson, Some Nights It's Entertainment; Some Other Nights Just Work (Gaspereau Press)
C.S. Reardon, The Spanish Boy (Signature Editions)
Robert Moore, Based on Actual Events (Signal Editions)
Meaghan Strimas, Yes or Nope (Mansfield Press)
Norma West Linder, Tall Stuff (Hidden Brook Press)
D.S. Stymeist, The Bone Weir (Frontenac House)
Stephen Brockwell, All of Us, Reticent, Here, Together (Mansfield Press)
Manolis Aligizakis, translator, Kariotakis-Polydouri: The Tragic Love Story (Libros Libertad)


I've been looking at titles for a while, trying to see how they're made, what they do, and I think this title does a lot. It gives me a picture, I imagine a photographer, a man, thoughtful but scruffy, and I wonder why it's his last photograph. Then it comes to me: because he dies. More questions: Does he die taking that last photograph? Does he take it and find something in it that leads to his death? Or to a final disillusionment? My guess: it's a dramatic moment, he is photographing someone who turns and shoots him. More questions then: Why? Who are they? Who is he? The language isn't as elegant as some of the other titles, but that image I receive is powerful and suggests that I will learn something in this book, that this writer really does have something important to tell me.

Can't wait to get my hands on the Mansfield Press titles in your pile. Stuart Ross recently announced that it was his last season editing for the press, and just as I enjoy his poetry, I've always admired his taste in writers.

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