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News week of 22 September

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New books continue to fly in the door as this amazingly summer like month of September comes to an end.

The book of the week is John Le Carre's A Legacy of Spies. George Smiley returns after a literary absence of 25 years, in a novel ingeniously interweaving past and present.

A Reckoning by Linda Spalding will move to the top of my “to read” pile. Linda won the Governor General’s Literary Award for her novel The Purchase in 2012. She again turns to the past to weave a story of a family on the edge of ruin, in a country on the verge of civil war.

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Dead Reckoning – The Untold Story of the Northwest Passage is Ken McGoogan’s most ambitious book yet, as he delivers a vivid, comprehensive history of Arctic exploration. The Arctic, and especially the fate of the Franklin expedition and the recently discovered ships Erebus and Terror have been Ken McGoogan’s life passion, which he shares with us in this richly illustrated volume.

 

Well known Canadian mystery author Linwood Barclay turns his attention to teenagers with a new series The Chase, about a dog and a boy who must become a team to survive in the first instalment Get Ready to Run.

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Canada 123 follows Paul Covello’s Canada ABC. Bright big board books for little ones.

 

 

 

News week of 15 September 2017

 

This is the big season for new books – everyday here is like Christmas as we open boxes full of books we just can’t wait to read!

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The Boat Runner by Devin Murphy is a WW2 story that begins in the Netherlands and follows a young boy into France and Germany. This one is going to the top of my “to read next” pile.

The Scarred Woman , a Department Q novel from Jussi Adler-Olsen, as Detective Carl Morek meets his toughest challenge yet with a sinister unsolved murder.

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That’s My Baby by Francis Itani continues the story she began in earlier novels, as the Second World War looms.

Smile by Roddy Doyle is a psychological suspense novel about the uncertainty of memory and how we contend with the past.

The Good People by Hannah Kent takes place in 19th century Ireland, based on true events it is a tale of absolute belief and devoted love.

Runny Babbit Returns by Shel Silverstein is a wonderfully silly book of verse in a return to the topsy-turvey world of Runny Babbit and friends.

The Friendship Book – a thought each day – 2018   Always a favouite!  

 

 

 

NEWS   week of 8 September 2017

 

 

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood is being read by a whole new generation with a television series about to be released. Published over 20 years ago it is a thrilling novel based on a 19th century murder. 

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What Happened by Hillary Rodman Clinton – she tells it all.

A Column of Fire by Ken Follett – another doorstopper – follows The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End.

The Ghost Orchard by Helen Humphreys – The Hidden History of the Apple in North America. Helen Humphreys brings, once again, her skill and compassion to the subject of the history of apple trees, art, settlement, and so much more.

The Redpath Canadian Bake Book – Over 200 Delectable Recipes for Cakes, Breads, Desserts and More. Redpath sugar is a Canadian staple – and this new cookbook is sure to become a staple in kitchens everywhere!

Blow Back by Peter May   An Enzo Macleod Investigation, the 5th in the series. Michelin stars, the murder of a chef, and the world of haute cuisine makes for a delicious mystery novel.

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First Snow, Last Light by Wayne Johnston    The latest from this superb writer – Newfoundland in the 1930s – some characters are new and some familiar – wonderful writing and storytelling.

At The Strangers’ Gate by Adam Gopnik   Both a Canadian and a New Yorker, Adam Gopnik shares his love for the city in this memoir.    

When the Moon Comes by Paul Harbridge – a picture book for children about the joys of an outdoor ice rink.

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HELP!

I need a flexible part-time year round employee!

Right now I need help for several hours a day while my broken wrist heals – actually it should be a good way to train someone.

You will need to be willing to work one or two days a week all year round – much more in the summer and two full weeks at a time in the spring and fall months so I can be away. I am always willing to be flexible about schedule as long as there is someone manning the store!

You must be literate, friendly, responsible, honest and ready to learn all the many procedures involved in retail bookselling.

I have no desire to retire but I would like to work less – I am looking for someone who is interested in making a commitment to learn this business, and to eventually work more as I work less.

If you are seriously interested please come see me – we can talk and see if we might suit each other and if the job suits you. Being tech savvy in the use of Facebook and twitter and the like would also be useful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HELP!

I need a flexible part-time year round employee!

Right now I need help for several hours a day while my broken wrist heals – actually it should be a good way to train someone.

You will need to be willing to work one or two days a week all year round – much more in the summer and two full weeks at a time in the spring and fall months so I can be away. I am always willing to be flexible about schedule as long as there is someone manning the store!

You must be literate, friendly, responsible, honest and ready to learn all the many procedures involved in retail bookselling.

I have no desire to retire but I would like to work less – I am looking for someone who is interested in making a commitment to learn this business, and to eventually work more as I work less.

If you are seriously interested please come see me – we can talk and see if we might suit each other and if the job suits you. Being tech savvy in the use of Facebook and twitter and the like would also be useful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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