News week of 31 October 2016
Ian Rankin returns with a new John Rebus mystery, Rather Be The Devil. An old case surfaces and the rivalry between local gangsters may be coming to a head, in a tale of twisted power and deep-seated corruption.
Hostages to Fortune by eminent historian Peter C. Newman explores the history of the United Empire Loyalists and the Making of Canada. This is the story the arrival of the loyalists in Canada in the late 1700s and their role in the war of 1812 and beyond.
Barkskins by Annie Proulx is now in paperback. This big book is flawed in many ways – there is a lack of political correctness and it is sometimes didactic – but is nevertheless a book that you will read from cover to cover, as you follow the fascinating story of the arrival of two boys in New France, and the subsequent development of the lumber industry in North America from 1693 to the present time.
There are enough new books by hockey players this fall to make up a full team – some of the most notable are
99 Stories of the Game by Wayne Gretzky marking the NHL’s 99th anniversary with stories of memorable moments from hockey history.
Bleeding Blue by Wendell Clark, is subtitled Giving My All For the Game. While Wendell Clark gained a reputation as a force to be reckoned with on the ice, the years of physical play took their toll. This is his story.
Captain – My Life and Career by Darryl Sittler shows the highlights of his exceptional career and his greatest moments on and off the ice.
We have Autographed copies of Wenjack by Joseph Boyden.
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien is the winner of the 2016 Governor General’s Award for English language Fiction.
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