Hello lovely Savvy Readers! Welcome to another edition of Bookmarks, the weekly roundup of all book news, links and photos. With so much happening this week, let’s get right to it!
1. U of T library acquires the oldest English-language book in Canada
The University of Toronto’s Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library has acquired what is believed to be the oldest book in Canada. The Caxton Cicero was printed in 1481, and only 13 complete copies exist in the world! The book is also the library’s 15 millionth item, marking a special milestone for the library. Read more about this extremely rare book here!
2. Amy Adams to star in the film adaptation of The Woman in the Window
Exciting news!! Author A. J. Finn shared the announcement this week that the incredible Amy Adams will star in the adaption of The Woman in the Window, one of our favourite thrillers this year. We can’t wait to see how Amy plays Dr. Anna Fox, the agoraphobic woman who witness a crime from her house.
3. Washington Black cover & excerpt reveal
On Thursday, CBC Books revealed the cover for Giller Prize winner Esi Edugyan’s new novel, Washington Black. This novel of slavery and freedom asks: can a life salvaged from the ashes ever be made whole? You can read the first chapter of this upcoming novel here, and enter to win ONE exclusive advance copy from HarperCollins Canada here.
4. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: Arrest made in Golden State Killer case
The case of the Golden State Killer, the serial killer and rapist at the heart of Michelle McNamara’s posthumous true-crime book I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, may finally be solved. On Wednesday, authorities announced that a suspect has been arrested in the decades-old case, which McNamara painstakingly detailed in this insanely popular book. Read more about the case and recent arrest here!
5. J.K. Rowling explains why there won’t be any more stories about Harry Potter
If you’ve been waiting for news of a new book about Harry Potter, it’s probably never coming. According to J.K. Rowling, there won’t be another Harry Potter story… ever. At the New York premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway, Rowling crushed the dreams of Potterheads at the theatre and around the world. Learn more about her reasoning in this recent Bustle article.
6. This week’s 50 Book Pledge Featured Read is an instant Canadian bestseller!
Joanna Goodman, author of The Home for Unwanted Girls, expressed her excitement on Twitter this week when she find out that her new book (and this week’s 50 Book Pledge Featured Read!) debuted at #1 on the Canadian Fiction bestseller list, and #2 on the overall Canadian bestseller list. Congratulations, Joanna! Get your copy of The Home for Unwanted Girls here!
So much going on this week, Savvy Readers! If you have any bookish news to share, we’d love to hear it. Make sure to tweet @SavvyReader or leave us a comment below!
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