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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.
The Back of the Turtle by Thomas King This is Thomas King’s first literary novel in fifteen years and follows on the success of the award-winning and bestselling The Inconvenient Indian and his beloved Green Grass, Running Water and Truth and Bright Water, both of which continue to be taught in Canadian schools and universities. Green Grass, Running Water is widely considered a contemporary Canadian classic.
The Morning After by Chantal Hebert with Jean Lapierre A sly, insightful and wonderfully original book from one of Canada's most popular political analysts, Chantal Hébert, and one of Quebec's top political broadcasters, Jean Lapierre.
The Marco Effect by Jussi Adler-Olsen All fifteen-year-old Marco Jameson wants is to become a Danish citizen and go to school like a normal teenager. But his uncle Zola rules his former gypsy clan with an iron fist.
The Necessary War by Tim Cook Tim Cook, Canada’s leading war historian, ventures deep into World War Two in this epic two-volume story of heroism and horror, of loss and longing, sacrifice and endurance. Written in Cook’s compelling narrative style, this book shows in impressive detail how soldiers, airmen, and sailors fought—the evolving tactics, weapons of war, logistics, and technology.

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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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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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