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Canadian writer and cultural analyst Brian Fawcett uses an innovative format to combine fiction and non-fiction in order to convey his ideas on modernity and the changes we have experienced in the 20th century. A single essay shares each page with a series of short stories as one runs along the lower have of the page while the others take the upper half, making you think about the imaginary and the factual at the same time. 

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Matt Ruff’s strange and often hilarious book has so many unusual characters that telepathic dogs look relatively ordinar...

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BOOKS

FICTION
David Chariandy Brother
Virginie Despentes Pretty things
Yuri Herrera Signs preceding the end of the world
Vanessa Hua A river of stars
Mochtar Lubis...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Beatriz Bracher I didn't talk
Georgia Clark The bucket list
Chanel Cleeton Next year in Havana
Tsitsi Dangarembga This mournable body
Anat Deracine...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Jonas Jonasson Hitman Anders & the meaning of it all
Chico Buarque My German brother
Wolfgang Hilbig The tidings of the trees

Mystery, Suspense, Espionage & Intrigue
Nicholas Irving...

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Need a laugh? At Mechanics’ we have an extensive collection of funny films ranging from silent comedies of the early 20th century to recent releases of today. Visit the Funny Films display on the 2nd Floor and take home a DVD or Blu-ray that will make you laugh out loud! Below are staff favorites from the display.


Steven recommends:
The Twelve Chairs- Less well known Mel Brooks film about a...

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This August I want you to do more than lie in the sun. Now before you tell me that August is the foggiest month in the city, let me ask you something personal: are you ready to get serious about your writing career? You wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t, right?  So let’s get to it.

Jane Friedman is coming to speak about How to Become a Compet...

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BOOKS

FICTION
Eric Gansworth If I ever get out of here
Roque Larraquy Comemadre
Caitlin Moran How to be famous
Ottessa Moshfegh My year of rest & relaxation
Neel Patel...

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