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Tell by Frances Itani The bestselling author of the award-winning international sensation Deafening returns to the period following the First World War with a tour de force-an extraordinary novel of secrets withheld and secrets revealed.
Adultery by Paolo Coelho The thought-provoking new novel from the international bestselling author whose words change lives. Linda knows she's lucky.
The Long Way Home by Louise Penny Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he'd only imagined possible.
When Paris Went Dark by Ronald C. Rosbottom On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation.
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki by Haruki Murakami Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage marks a new direction in Murakami's fiction: a return to the lyrical realism not seen since his 1987 novel Norwegian Wood, but set against the social realities of contemporary Japan.

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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 August ...... this is just a sampling!

 

Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries arrives in paperback on July 29

Louise Penny's How The Light Gets In arrives in paperback on July 29

Elizabeth George's Just One Evil Act arrives in paperback on August 5th

Linwood Barclay's No Safe House arrives in paperback on August 5th

Gwynne Dyer's Canada in the Great Power Game arrives in harcover on August 5th

Margaret Atwood's Maddaddam arrives in paperback on August 12th

J.B. MacKinnon's Once and Future World arrives in paperback on August 12th

Henning Mankell's new thriller, An Event in Autumn arrives August 12th

Haruki Murakami's Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage arrives August 12th


Michael Crummey's new work, Sweetland, arrives August 19th

I Am Malala comes in paperback on August 19th

Amanda Lindhout's A House in the Sky comes out in paperback on August 26th


 

 

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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