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News – week of 19 August 2019


The early fall releases are arriving daily – the trickle before the fall deluge of new titles. Some of the most noteworthy are –

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk – a deeply satisfying thriller and a provocative exploration of the murky borderland between sanity and madness, justice and tradition, autonomy and fate.

Her earlier novel, Flights, winner of the Man Booker International Prize, is now out in paperback. Flights interweaves reflection on travel with an exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion, and migration.

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Terry Fallis returns with Albatross – heartwarming and funny, sweeping and entertaining, a new novel that takes readers on an unforgettable journey of self-discovery.

Rush to Danger – Medics in the Line of Fire is new from Ted Barris. This time he writes about the story of his own father, and the sacrifice and survival of the military medics, field surgeons, nursing sisters, stretcher-bearers, orderlies and ambulance drives who disregarded their own well-being in order to save the lives of others on the battlefield.

This Little Light is new from Lori Lansens (author of The Girls). Taking place over 48 hours in the year 2023 – two girls who are accused of bombing their posh California high school during a chastity ball. A novel fierce, and funny, and sad, and true.

 

 

Susan Swan

Our planned in store signing with Susan Swan has been cancelled. Summer is a busy time for all of us – and it is always a bit of a risk making plans so far in advance.

Anyone interested in speaking with Susan about her new book The Dead Celebrities Club can take advantage of her offer to speak with you directly.

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NEWS WEEK OF 9 AUGUST 2019

 

SATURDAY 10 AUGUST 2019

 12:30 – 2:30

 MEET THE AUTHOR

 ALEX O’BRIEN -  THE PLAYMAKER

 

THE PLAYMAKER is a young adult novel about the challenges of a small town girl who is an impressive hockey payer.

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ALEX O'BRIEN left a career in human resources to write novels, scripts, and songs. His writing has made him finalist and winner of several writing competitions and earned him a song publishing deal.

Alex lives in Parry Sound, Ontario.

 


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We have 2019/2020 Academic year and 2020 Polestar &  Moleskine engagement books in stock now, as well as a few wall calendars with many more to come in the next few weeks.

 

 

News – August Long Weekend!

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The August Long Weekend already! I always feel that summer has almost disappeared and will be gone before I know it – along with so many of our summer residents and tourists – while my husband always says, aah, still so much summer left. Whichever way you feel, enjoy it, we are indeed so very privileged to be in this beautiful place.

New and Noteworthy this week

The Spy & the TraitorThe greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War by Ben Macintyre, now out in paperback, reveals a tale of betrayal, duplicity, and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever. 

Travel Light, Move Fast is the latest from Alexandra Fuller – I love this writer and that she has shared her life, beginning with Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight. This time it is a return to Africa upon the death of her father – a watershed moment in her life, with more tragedy to come. Absolutely brilliant book!

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Another book I just read and loved was Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane – passed it to my daughter who read it in 2 days – loved it. Read about it next week in the North Star and on our website. I immediately read her earlier book Fever, a novel of Typhoid Mary and her life in New York City in the early 20th century – fascinating historical fiction and somehow also very contemporary.

Margaret Atwood – Starting Out is a biography by Rosemary Sullivan previously published as Red Shoes – now with a new preface.

Have a great long weekend – be safe on the water and on the roads!

 

 

News – Almost the end of July!!!


CANCELLED – WAUBGESHIG RICE

Signing on Saturday 27 July has been cancelled.

 

This summer’s feel good – funny but serious – read is The Floating Feldmans by Elyssa Friedland.  Three generations of Felman’s celebrate a birthday on a cruise – confined together, secrets are revealed, sibling rivalries surface along with a new sense of the importance of family.

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I live such a sheltered life that I’d never heard of Jimmy Fallon until yesterday - but entirely by coincidence I am half way through reading Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane and stayed up way too late last night reading. It is a well written and completely absorbing novel!

 

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