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Once again, it is hard to believe another month is coming to an end.

Summer residents and cottagers are beginning to return and at Parry Sound Books getting ready for a busy summer!

There are new books and orders of toys and stationery coming in every day – crop in and see our new stock.

Some of the most notable new books that have arrived in the past few weeks are

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje – right out of the box and on to the top of my “to read” pile – and I have not been disappointed. This is another masterful novel, set in London in the years following the Second World War, it is the story of abandoned children, love and loss, resilience and the search for memory and meaning. Brilliant.


Jane Seymour – The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir chronicles the life of the third wife of King Henry VIII, as well as the history of the time. An absolutely fascinating and absorbing novel of a time of great change in the most renowned court in English history.

Love and Ruin by Paula McLain, from the author of the Paris Wife, another novel about Hemingway and another wife. This wife, Martha Gellhorn, is a much more interesting person, perhaps even more interesting than Hemingway, and the novel a better one than the first, as well.

The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths takes forensic psychologist Ruth Galloway to Italy for an investigation that involves secrets from the Second World War.



A History of Canada In Ten Maps by Adam Shoalts brings us “epic stories of charting a mysterious land”. These are the stories behind centuries old maps, and the influence of indigenous oral traditions on European explorers.

Original Highways by Roy MacGregor also travels the great rivers of Canada. Macgregor tells of lost histories, the resilience of settlers, and the First Nations efforts to keep the rivers from danger.

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins author of The Girl on the Train is another psychological thriller – sure to be another bestseller.

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware, in the same ilk as Paula Hawkins, told with spellbinding menace.

A Legacy of Spies by John LeCarre, a new novel about the Cold War weaving past and present in an inventive and thrilling novel in the Smiley tradition.  




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