You might think that a book on Mennonite cocktails would be as thin as a volume titled Tasteful decorating tips from Donald Trump, but Toronto writer and blogger SL Klassen proves that this assumption is false with Menno-Nightcaps: cocktails inspired by this strange ethno-religious group that you always confuse with the Amish, Quakers or Mormons (Knock on wood).
Klassen, who has a doctorate in history and blogs at The Drunken Mennonite, fills his book with 77 cocktail recipes thematically related to various aspects of Mennonite history and culture.
She will discuss the book in an online conversation with novelist / humorist Steinbach André Unger, founder of The Daily Bonnet website and author of Once removed, Friday at 7 p.m. The evening opens with an optional demo cocktail. To register and get a list of ingredients, see wfp.to/klassen.
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Six years after her death, the memoirs of Canada’s first female Minister of Foreign Affairs, Flora MacDonald, gives readers the inside look of one of the most prominent female politicians of her generation.
In recently published memoirs, MacDonald writes about his role in bringing 60,000 Vietnamese refugees to Canada during Joe Clark’s brief government in the 1970s and in passing the Employment Equity Act. federal government as Minister of Employment in the Mulroney government of the 1980s.
The memory, Flora! A woman in a man’s world (McGill-Queen’s University Press), is co-authored by Geoffroy stevens, former editor-in-chief of Globe and Mail.
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The Canadian-born wife of the President of Iceland gives readers a glimpse into life in what may be the most equal nation in the world in an upcoming book titled Secrets of the Sprakkar. The book is scheduled for publication in February.
Eliza reid met her husband Guðni Jóhannesson, whose current post is similar to that of Governor General of Canada, while they were both studying history at the University of Oxford. According to a story on the CBC Books website, she followed him to Iceland, where she immersed herself in the culture and language of the island nation.
She describes the book, based on interviews with dozens of Icelandic women, as a “love letter to Iceland” and to the nation. sprakkar, an Icelandic word defined as “extraordinary women”.
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Two Manitobans were among the winners of this year’s Aurora Awards for Canadian fantasy and speculative fiction.
Chadwick ginther won the award for best short story for All cats go to Valhalla, which was published in the anthology Sword and Sword Cats: Nine Lives on the Seven Seas. The award for the best artist has gone Samantha beiko for its cover of the novel for young adults Worry flights, including Calgary author Susan forest won the award for best young adult novel.
Vancouver writer Silvia Moreno-Garcia won the best novel award for his bestseller Mexican gothic, set in the 1950s in Mexico.
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Readers can meet the shortlisted authors for this year’s Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature at a series of online events from November 16 to 18, before the winners of the $ 10,000 prizes are announced on the 23rd. November.
The awards are presented in four categories and made possible by the Lillian and Norman Glowinsky Foundation.
The fictional nominees this year are Sidura Ludwig, for You are not what we expected; Nessa Rapoport, for Evening; and Carold Windley, for Midnight train to Prague. The nominees in history are Paul Roberts Bentley, for Strange Journey: John R. Friedeberg Seeley and the Quest for Sanity; Sharon kirsch, for The smallest goal; and Celia Rabinovitch, for La Pipe de Duchamp: a chess novel.
The non-fiction nominees are Rachel matlow, for Dead mom walking; Grinding wheel and Gideon Hello, for Gideon’s Bible: Father and Son Discuss God, the Bible, and Life; and Myriam Steinberg with illustrations of Christache, for Baby Catalog: Memory of (in) Fertility. Young adults and children candidates are Michelle barker, for My long list of impossible; Helene becker, with illustrations by Kari Rust, for Emmy Boether: The Most Important Mathematician You’ve Never Heard Of; and Gordon korman, for War stories.