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Our Young Man by Edmund White The newest novel from virtuosic writer Edmund White about the perils of beauty; a funny, sexy account of gay life in New York City during the 1970s and '80s.
The Voyeur's Motel by Gay Talese On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark bestseller Thy Neighbor's Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado.
The Years that Followed by Catherine Dunne Join us on the evening of July 13th as we welcome internationally acclaimed author, Catherine Dunne   A gripping tale of love and revenge, by Catherine Dunne Inspired by Greek mythology, The Years That Followed by Catherine Dunne is a compelling tale of two women, thousands of miles apart, whose lives are thrown into turmoil by the power of love - and the desire for revenge.
Narconomics by Tom Wainwright What drug lords learned from big business
I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid You will be scared. But you won’t know why… I’m thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It’s always there. Always.

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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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Summer Hours Return!!

We are once again open every weekday evening until 9 p.m. So, if you're taking a stroll on a warm summer evening, be sure to drop by the shop to see what exciting new titles have arrived.

Catherine Dunne at Perfect Books

We are delighted to welcome Catherine, an internationally acclaimed author who is visiting Canada briefly. Well known in Ireland and in Italy, Catherine's writing will soon be well known here. Be sure to drop by and meet this dynamic author on the evening of July 13th. Watch this site for exact hours.

Catherine will also be welcomed by fans at a special event in Manotick on July 22nd. Details to follow.

Transforming Ottawa

The second printing is now available. Pick one up while they are still in stock!

Town and Crown

This new history of Ottawa is now available.

 

 

 

 

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