Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books they received during the previous week. Warning: MM can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and huge wish lists! Mailbox Monday, which was started by Marcia (who now blogs at A girl and her books) is on blog tour—this month, it’s hosted by Marcia at the Mailbox Monday site.
I didn’t receive any books in the mail this week, but found two yesterday in a new-to-me secondhand store.
The first is ribsauce: a cd/anthology of words by women edited by Taien Ng-Chan (anthology) and Alex Boutros & Kaarla Sundström (CD). Alex and Kaarla used to be my neighbours about 15 years ago, so I was surprised and pleased to find this collection.
From the inside flap:
ribsauce is a unique compilation of literature and sound recordings, featuring some of Canada’s best women writers and performance artists. Presented in collaboration with Wired on Words, one of Canada’s premier spoken word recording labels, this combination of book and CD reveals the ways in which language and sound are manipulated and muscled into place by women who push the boundaries of genre and form.
The book delves into a diverse array of genre and cross-genre, from poetry and prose to plays and dramatic monologues, and everything in between. The works in this collection experiment with narrative and voice, text and image.
The second is Girl from Mars by Tamara Bach, translated by Shelley Tanaka.
From the inside flap:
Miriam is fifteen. She has lived in the same little town her whole life, going to school with the same kids who know everything about her—like how in the third grade she once laughed so hard that her strawberry milk came out her nose.
But now she’s in high school—having stupid arguments with her mother, bored to death in class, trying to get excited by the same old parties with the same old friends, and wishing she lived in a big city where she could meet new people, see new things. In other words, Miriam is desperately waiting for her life to start happening. Something, anything...
A first love, perhaps.
And then love comes, in a completely unexpected way, when Miriam meets a new classmate, Laura. And suddenly, life is very complicated...
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