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The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl
This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about capitalism.
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel A brilliant collection of short stories from the double Man Booker Prize-winning author of Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies.
J by Harold Jacobson Kevern doesn’t know why his father made him put two finger across his lips whenever he began a word with a J. It wasn’t then, and isn’t now, the time or place for asking questions.
A Time Such as There Never Was Before by Alan Bowker The years after World War I were among the most tumultuous in Canadian history: a period of unremitting change, drama, and conflict. They were, in the words of Stephen Leacock, “a time such as there never was before.

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God's Jury by Cullen Murphy

Gods_JuryThe Inquisition conducted its last execution in 1826—the victim was a Spanish schoolmaster convicted of heresy. But, as Cullen Murphy shows in this provocative new work, not only did its offices survive into the twentieth century, in the modern world its spirit is more influential than ever.

God’s Jury encompasses the diverse stories of the Knights Templar, Torquemada, Galileo, and Graham Greene. Established by the Catholic Church in 1231, the Inquisition continued in one form or another for almost seven hundred years. Though associated with the persecution of heretics and Jews--and with burning at the stake--its targets were more numerous and its techniques more ambitious. The Inquisition pioneered surveillance and censorship and "scientific" interrogation. As time went on, its methods and mindset spread far beyond the Church to become tools of secular persecution. Traveling from freshly opened Vatican archives to the detention camps of Guantánamo to the filing cabinets of the Third Reich, Murphy traces the Inquisition and its legacy.

With the combination of vivid immediacy and deeply learned analysis that characterized his acclaimed Are We Rome?, Murphy puts a human face on a familiar but little-known piece of our past, and argues that only by understanding the Inquisition can we hope to explain the making of the present.

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News and Events

Great New Titles coming  in September ...... this is just a sampling!

 

September 2nd

Tell by Frances Itani

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Between Gods by Alison Pick

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

 

September 9th

Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

Zealot (trade paper) by Reza Aslan

The Necessary War by Tim Cook

 

September 16th

This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein

The Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett

 

 

September 23rd

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel

Quartet for the End of Time by Joanna Skibsrud

 

 

September 30th

Adult Onset by Anne-Marie MacDonald

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion (the sequel to The Rosie Project)

Consumed by David Cronenburg


 

 

Remaindered Books

New shipments of remaindered books arrive every week. Check the bin outside the store as you pass by for some surprising bargains.

 

 

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