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This week in news, from a bookish perspective

We're (meaning Goose Lane) Number One! Rave reviews this week for Lori McNulty's Life on Mars (Publishers Weekly and Buried in Print), Robert Clark's Down Inside (Publishers Weekly), Don McKay's Angular Unconformity, Collected Poems 1970-2014 (Today's Book of Poetry), and Heather Igloliorte's SakKijâjuk: The Art and Craft of Nunatsiavut (National Gallery of Canada)

We're (meaning Canada) Number One! One True Summer, an award-winning graphic novel by Canadian artist Mariko Tamaki, earns the number one spot on the American Library Association’s 2016 list of “banned and challenged books” (The Ottawa Citizen)

He doesn't look a day over 12: After 20 years of J.K. Rowling magic, why 'Philosopher' Became 'Sorcerer' in the American Harry Potter Books (Huffington Post)

“It's nice having a bear about the house.” Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond passes away at age 91 (Huffington Post)

Ghosts aren’t always scary: The unsung benefits of earning a living as a ghostwriter (The Times Literary Supplement)

You're never too old to learn new words: Oxford English Dictionary adds words such as ‘woke’ and ‘post-truth’ to the latest edition (plus a new last word!) (BBC)

Praising Canadian icons: Famed Canadian painter Maud Lewis garnering new fans in international release of film Maudie (Rotten Tomatoes)

 And finally...

Canada Day! Please enjoy yourselves this weekend! Have fun, be safe, and don't worry yourselves about Canadian Literature, we'll keep an eye on it until you get back. 

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