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Saturday, February 02, 2008

Literary: Local Writer Garners Major Award

Commercial Drive writer, Ivan E. Coyote's book, Bow Grip, is the recent winner of the ALA Stonewall Honor Book Award.

The first and most enduring award for lesbigay books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table. Since Isabel Miller's Patience and Sarah received the first award in 1971, a total of forty-eight books have been honored for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered experience.

Ivan E. Coyote is one of North America’s most beguiling storytellers and the author of three story collections, including Loose End, which was shortlisted for the Ferro-Grumley Award for Fiction in 2006. Bow Grip, Coyote’s first novel, is a breathtaking story about love and loneliness; in it, a good-hearted, small-town mechanic struggles to deal with a wife who has left him for another woman until a used cello and an acquaintance’s suicide attempt compel him to make some changes in his life. With quiet authority, Bow Grip is about one man’s true rite of passage—trying to keep the ghosts of personal history at bay with a heart that’s as big as the endless prairie sky.Arsenal Pulp Press | 9781551522135 | Trade Paper $19.95



Signs of the Times, Bud Osborn/ Richard Tetrault (Anvil Press) 978-1895636710 “... Where Tetrault's strength is in the lines, the communication of emotion through the visual, Osborn's tends more towards the honesty. Real people; real places; real events. This volume is the best value for your money you could ever hope for, as lovers of art, as lovers of people. It puts art into your sweaty hands; it forces you to engage in the politics of humanity." -- Prairie Fire




Both books are available at
People's Co-op Bookstore (est 1945)
1391 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC
V5L 3X5
Tel/Fax 604-253-6442
Toll Free 1-888-511-5556
www.peoplescoopbookstore.com

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