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Jacqueline must find the strength to contend with what she has survived or tip forward into full-blown madness. She now lives in isolation, where relief from her physical and spiritual hungers is infrequent. She reflects on her past and contemplates her present existence.

HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN Louise Penny $29.99

Louise Penny is one of our best-selling authors here at Parry Sound Books. Customers have been reserving their copies of this ninth installment in the Chief Inspector Gamache series for months, and the wait is finally over! Gamache takes to Three Pines to investigate an unusual missing persons case, all the while taking refuge from the mounting danger he finds himself in.

BONES OF THE LOST Kathy Reichs $29.99

A young woman is found dead along a desolate highway. She carries evidence that links her to a high-profile man who died five months earlier. Were these two murdered? In the midst of her hectic work life, Tempe must deal with her daughter, who is coping with her boyfriend’s death in Afghanistan by enlisting herself.

THE BONE SEASON Samantha Shannon $25.00

Year 2059. Paige is a dreamwalker: a clairvoyant whose livelihood comes from reporting her findings after she illegally breaks into minds. She is captured and must become close with her enemy if she is to find freedom.


Heartbroken, Henry Hayward joins an army tour in Afghanistan. A routine patrol turns fatal, and Henry knows that he is the one to blame. Returning home, he attempts to assuage his guilt by building roots with the community he feels responsible for.


SPANISH FLY Will Ferguson $19.00

Will Ferguson has had so much attention with his monumental Giller prize-winning work, 419. Luckily for fans, Will’s other works are becoming easier to get a hold of! We are now carrying Spanish Fly, a swinging 1930s novel, which was first published in 2007.

WINTER OF THE WORLD Ken Follett $26.50

Winter of the World, the second installment in the best-selling Century Trilogy, continues to follow five interrelated families from rise of the Third Reich though to the beginning of the Cold War.

1982 Jian Ghomeshi $20.00

Jian Ghomeshi’s autobiography is one part coming-of-age story and one part love letter to music. Geddy Lee of Rush calls the stories, “heartfelt and well-told.”

BASKET CASE Carl Hiaasen $16.95

For a mystery on the lighter side, Carl Hiaasen is a good place to start. Jimmy Stoma, rock star, recently deceased, holds many mysteries. Jack Tagger, nobody reporter, wants to find the real scoop, but he will have to risk his job and his life in doing so.

ON BEULAH HEIGHT Reginald Hill $19.95

Dendale: a farming village that was washed away to create a reservoir. Now that the water has dropped and the ruins revealed, the chilling disappearance of three girls twelve years prior haunts a police superintendent. The past comes screaming into the present when another child goes missing. Investigators will rely on what one child has seen and a memory that a woman is trying to forget.

GARMENT OF SHADOWS Laurie R. King $18.00

This book marks a dozen novels in the series of mysteries featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes. This time we’re in Africa. Mary is missing and cannot figure out who she is. Holmes is being led into a revolt by a charismatic would-be Robin Hood. The companions are at a deficit in each other’s absense, but can their deal with their own separate dramas to find one another?

TOUCHSTONE Laurie R. King $18.95

Laurie R. King is due to publish a new mystery in September starring Harris Stuyvesant, so we thought it a good idea to bring back the first mystery starring this sturdy private investigator. Terrorism, codes, intrigue, explosions … need we say more?

GLASS BOYS Nicole Lundrigan $22.95

Members of the Fagan family and the Trench family had an ill-timed encounter which cumulated in a death. No matter what the courts say, these families hold their own truths. Nicole Lundrigan explores the persistence of evil, and depths (and limits) of love.

IN FALLING SNOW Mary-Rose MacColl $19.00

Iris Crane reflects on her days in a field hospital run entirely by women during the First World War. A moving novel about love and unsung acts of heroism.

YOU DESERVE NOTHING Alexander Maksik $17.50

William Silver is a charismatic teacher whose unconventional methods leave his superiors raising eyebrows and his pupils with starry eyes. His life changes when he cannot live up to the moral ideals that he inspires in his classroom.

THE BOOKSTORE Deborah Meyler $18.99

Meet Esme Garland – student, lover, and soon to be mother. When the would-be father takes off, Esme begins working at a New York bookstore. A tale of how to face reality without sacrificing your dreams.

THE LIFE OF OBJECTS Susanna Moore $17.00

Beatrice cannot believe her luck when she is employed in the household of the glamorous Metzenburgs. Her decadent new fairytale life is interrupted when the Nazis drive the party into the country. A girl enveloped in light becomes a woman surrounded by darkness.

BONES ARE FOREVER Kathy Reichs $9.99

Temperance needs to find those responsible in the murder of three innocent people. Tracing the path of one of the victims may prove as challenging as finding the murderer! The hunt takes Tempe into the heart of mining country, where she discovers the sinister truth.

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU Jonathan Tropper $17.00

The entire Foxman family comes together – the first time in years – to sit shiva following the death of their patriarch. Judd Foxman is grieving the loss of his father and horribly public ending of his marriage. The Foxmans share seven days and nights under the same roof, and we readers get a hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of family, life, death, love, and marriage.


IVY AND BEAN MAKE THE RULES Annie Barrows & Sophie Blackall $6.99

Ivy and Bean is a perfect series for little readers who want their own chapter books. In the latest installment, Ivy and Bean create their own summer camp. Cue the shenanigans!

THE FALL OF FIVE Pittacus Lore $19.99

The fourth installment in the smash hit Lorien Legacies series. The Lorien have lost many battles against the Mogadorians, but they are determined not to win the war. They need to find Number Five if humanity is to survive.

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